The Friends of the 457 is a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of the Minneapolis & St Louis Railroad steam locomotive in East Park, Mason City Iowa. The M.&St.L engine #457 has been on display since 1959, and is open to the public on weekend afternoons, mid-May through October.

Ring the bell, hear the Nathan 6-chime whistle, and enjoy the era of steam!

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The 457's whistle will once again sound out. Visit the Boone & Scenic Valley RR during October for the thrilling, authentic sounds of the Nathan Six Chime brass whistle. Read More...
OPEN SEASON! We are hunting for a few good volunteers for the 2015 Season! Read More...