The mission of the Clinton Northern Railway is to preserve the history of the railroad and its impact on small town America at the turn of the century and beyond.

Jan 29 2011

Where have we been?

In case no one has noticed, let me tell you that it has been a little cold. Now here in St. Johns the snow depth is little behind normal, but the cold is, well, where the cold should be. This has lead me to not call for any work days, thus there is no progress being made, although our Jerry Banks Layout chief, Doug, has completed his part of the doing the lake.

Dec 12 2010

Clinton Northern Railway chugs along with help from SJHS students

As hinted at in a previous posting here is the article as written by Rhonda Dedyne, a local reporter who covered this story for us.
Posted by sjindyblog Published in Local News
By Rhonda Dedyne
for Clinton Northern Railway

Trains, whether they’re full-size or model HOs, capture the imagination of folks young and old. Railroads are part of America’s history – perhaps not as evident in today’s landscape, but never forgotten.

Dec 08 2010


As the year draws to a close we can look back over the calendar with some degree of satisfaction. At some point we will explore this in detail, but until then may all who are involved in CNR activities wish all of you out there a most JOYOUS AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON. We will look forward to seeing many of you next year with new adventures and new tales.

Gary and Jenny McCampbell and the whole working crew.