Mid-Continent Railway Museum is Preparing for Steam!

Ended: May 2, 2015

Steam power will soon be a reality once again at Mid-Continent. As part of the Steam-Readiness Program, certain items that do not fit the focus or needs of the museum will be offered at



May 2, 2015, 10:00 A.M.  

Open House

May 1, 2015, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

E8948 Diamond  Hill Rd

North Freedom, Wisconsin  53951


With ‘Full Steam Ahead’ the museum is offering many years of hidden treasures that do not fit the time period or focus under which the museum operates. 

 Directions: From Baraboo take WI Hwy 136 West, Left on  County Rd PF into North Freedom follow signs.

Included in the auction will be rolling stock, equipment, car and engine parts and a large assortment of artifacts and memorabilia from C&NW, Soo Line, Canadian National, Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road, Burlington Northern, Monon, Rock Island, Baltimore & Ohio, and many other railroads. Items to be auctioned will be of interest to railroad museums, railroad companies, and all railroad enthusiasts.


Rolling Stock: 2 steam locomotives, caboose, Mt. Harvard coach/sleeper car, CN coach car, AC&Y cars, steam wrecker/cranes, tender, American crane.


Equipment and Parts: LeRoi Self-Propelled Air Compressor, Gradall Excavator, GMC truck, portable steam boiler, wheel lathe and much more.


Artifacts and Memorabilia: Many lanterns, conductor hats, collectible framed photos, old wall phones and teletype, old suitcases, some railroad dining china, boxes of date nails, many old timetables from various railroads, railroad dining menus, old railroad operations paperwork, and much more.


Other: Large 12-ft wide metal ‘Chicago Great Western Freight Office’ outdoor sign, Elevated crossing shanty, HO model train sets (brass, Disney, and Marklin).


TERMS: 10 % Buyers Fee. Online bidder’s 13% buyer’s fee, 3% Convenience Fee for all Credit / Debit card (Master, Discover & Visa Cards) payments. No Sales Tax.  Cash or Check, Positive Photo ID required, Bank letter of guarantee for all invoices over $2500 paying with check. $50 Fee on all Returned Checks. Everything sold AS-IS. No Refunds. Announcements made the day of auction have precedence over prior advertisements. All items must be removed day of sale, except rolling stock has 30 days and  must be prescheduled for pick-up.


UNITED COUNTRY HAMELE AUCTION & REALTY & UNITED COUNTRY BILL PERKINS AUCTION & REALTY: 1325 W. Wisconsin St. Portage, WI 53901 608-742-5000 Registered Wisconsin Auctioneers: Travis Hamele #2224 Pardeeville, WI. 608-697-3349, Bill Perkins #1956 Avalon, WI 608-755-1802

Auction Location

E8948 Diamond Hill Rd North Freedom , WI 53951
Preview Date: May 1, 2015, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.