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8 Hour Iowa Northern Railway / Rock Island Vehicle Tour


This tour includes:

  • A history tour from the farm along the Iowa Northern up to the Manly Rail Yard
  • Visit the 1916 Flood Creek Disaster
  • The site of the extinct town, Roots Siding
  • Iowa Northern Headquarters at Greene
  • Rockford Depot Museum
  • A hidden railway bridge and a covered bridge
  • Manly Railyard, including a turntable, yards and history of the Old Rock Island
  • Ethanol Terminal adjacent to the Manly Railyard
  • Have dinner (lunch to all you non-Iowans)
  • Photo Opportunities:
    • Rock Island Depot
    • Great Western Depot in Waverly
    • Cedar Falls
  • Bryant Railyard in Waterloo including the Maintenance Away Shop & Engine Shop
  • Head back to the farm with more history mixed in along the way

Rockford Museum.

Included with each full tour is the On the Farm Only package which includes:

> Visiting our small town train depot which includes artifacts and switch keys
> Outside display with train signals, lights and signs
> The Railroad Artifacts Museum:
  • Signage of the Rock Island Railroad
  • The 1916 Flood Creek Disaster display
  • Operation Life Saver display
  • 17 different crossbucks
  • Numerous railroad pictures
  • Model train layouts

> Toys & Ag Museum
> Barn quilt on a building
> Flowers
> Ponds
> Farm Animals
> Small flea market
> and much more!

Please email or call us at 319.278.4847 for more information or to book your tour.


Train going by.

Equipment on train tracks.

Train Tracks.

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