Trains on the Farm
Museum near Clarksville provides rich railroad history
If you’re looking for a place filled with railroad history, look no further than Trains on the Farm outside of Clarksville.
Francis Edeker, the owner and curator of Trains on the Farm, worked for the Iowa Northern Railroad for 23 years. He retired in 2008, and now travels as a state coordinator for Operation Lifesaver.
But his passion for the railroad goes back to when he was five years old.
As a child, Edeker watched his brothers operate their model train layouts, but he couldn’t touch anything. He was excited when he got his first model train—and he still has it to this day.
Edeker offers two hour tours of the train museum on his farm for only $6 admission. He offers longer tours for railroad enthusiasts who wish to see old depots and sites of historical significance along the railroad.
Read more in the April 13 edition of the Star.