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Cannonball 457

Cannonball 457

East Park, East State St.
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-5328
www.friendsofthe457.org
 
Built in 1912, this last remaining Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway steam locomotive – No. 457, the “Cannonball” – has been restored to reflect its appearance in the late 1920s.
 
Mason City is also home to Iowa Traction Railroad, the only remaining organization that still uses electric locomotives to haul freight in regular service in the United States. Visitors can see an electric freight-hauling locomotive in operation on almost any day while traveling on 19th St. SW / County Rd B 35.
 
Hours:
May– Oct.: Sat. & Sun., 1pm-5pm; other times by appointment
 
Admission:
Free
 
Group Tour Information:
Group Tour Hours of Operation: regular hours plus other times by appointment for motorcoach tours only.
Group Admission Rate: Free
Group Tour Size: 10 minimum and 55 maximum.
Guided Tours Available: Yes, reservations required (4-week notice).
Length of Tour: 30 minutes minimum and 45 minutes average time for general tour.
Handicap Accessible: No
Motorcoach Parking: Yes
Restroom Facilities: No