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.

Mar 30 2012

Changes, they are a coming

There are so many changes taking place behind the scenes that it is confusing and delightful for all. The depot is owned and operated by the City of St. Johns. On a monthly basis CNR rents the depot. At the same time the city has given us space on a relatively free basis. We can maintain the old luggage room, which is the 2nd largest rooms in the depot, for the Jerry Banks RR layout, THE FOUR SEASONS.

Mar 29 2012

Getting to hear Authentic Irish music and tales.

As was advertised a while ago, the local community had a opportunity to watch, listen and enjoy Father Eoin Murphy sing and tell tales of Ireland in true Irish flavor. Without any back up music, the good Father delighted the audience with Irish music and descriptions of Ireland. The room of the St. Johns Veteran hall was filled with warmth that perhaps only the Irish can rouse (this reporter is Irish but that would not color the report even a bit). At one point as Father Eion was about to change his tone, the Mint Community Singers shared their ever growing skills at singing.

Mar 01 2012

Irish song and tale, by an Authentic Irishman.

Ireland in Song and Story, a program of traditional Irish songs and story-telling, will be presented on Thursday March 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at the VFW hall in St Johns. The featured presenter is Father Eoin Murphy, priest at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Johns. Additionally, The Mint City Singers will entertain with a few traditional songs. Admission is just $10 for adults, $5 for children, and a special family rate of $25. Cash or checks will be accepted at the door; unfortunately, no credit cards can be accepted.