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.

Dec 02 2010

Pleasures of a depot.

Our hours of operation at the St. Johns Depot have been greatly reduced. While we still have working hours where we work on the layout, restoration of the cars and the like, we also have left open the invitation to others to allow us to show off our depot.

Nov 07 2010

Best laid plans!

OK, so we did not get to the planning stage for the winter that is coming on, as planned.

We did make some repairs to the RPO to keep the winter out. We; Jim, Travis, and myself, pulled two slats off the side of the RPO and discovered, much to our dismay, that we will not be able to just flip the TG boards 180 degrees-top to bottom, as the back sides are flat and slight beveled as I thought they might be. Yes, you woodworkers can laugh, but...

Nov 02 2010

Last Sunday of October

Well, the last Sunday has arrived, as did just over 40 visitors to the depot rolling stock. As scheduled we had the depot opened each Sunday in October, from roughly 1 to 4 pm each day. I say rough as often we had to stay open for any where from a half hour to a full hour to accommodate the late staying visitors. Jen and I and the rest of the volunteers really enjoyed the enthusiasm of the visitors.
The children seem to be captivated by both the electric trains as well as the old wooden pull'em by a string train.