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Contact Steam Train Excursions in Eau Claire, WI

Have fun in the Chippewa Valley ride go-carts, play laser tag, meet Paul Bunyan, watch cheese being made, take a steam-engine train ride, star in your own play, tour historic homes and schools.

The Chippewa Valley Railroad Depot is located in Carson Park. Preparation for the public operating days activities start about 10:00 A.M., and these include firing up and performing maintenance on the steam and F7 engines and setting out the train sets for the day. Visitors are always welcome to observe the work crews.

A one-quarter sized steam train gives one-half mile rides through Carson Park. For a genuine old-time thrill, ride this 1/4 scale working railroad through the park. The train features coal-fired steam locomotives, a diesel locomotive, wooden 1880-style passenger coaches, streamline passenger coaches, a gondola car and caboose. The railroad's must-see features include the depot, passenger waiting canopy, roundhouse, turntable, switchyard and the oldest interlocking tower in the state.

Soo Line #2719 Steam Engine Excursion Trips During several weekends in May, September and October, the Locomotive & Tower Preservation Fund, Ltd. will be conducting steam engine excursion trips in and around the "Chippewa Valley" fleet of vintage passenger cars pulled by the recently restored 1923 SOO Line #2719 steam engine. Many exciting trips of different length, origination, and destination points are planned. Recreational railroading provides a fun, interesting and educational opportunity for the whole family from young children to their great grandparents! Plan now to take a ride on a real operating steam train.

Location and Address:

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 Carson Park Drive, PO Box 1204,
Eau Claire, WI 54702

Contact Info:

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Phone: (715) 835-7500
Website: http://www.2719.com/