1/2 mile loop of track supporting a 1/4 scale recreational railroad
One train is pulled by a live steam locomotive. The other train is a model of General Motor's famous f series locomotive, powered by a Wisconsin internal combustion engine. The diesel locomotive was built by Miniature Train Company in Rensselaer, Indiana. It is one of at least five such MTC train sets operating in Wisconsin. (Follow the Miniature Train Company tag below for more information about the history of the Miniature Train Company and their products.)
The CVRR is a 1/2 loop of track that runs along the Chippewa River and curves back, through the canopy of trees through a cut made following a storm in 1984. You can ride on the diesel MTC train, or opt for a live steam locomotive pulling 1880 style passenger cars and an open-air gondola.
The railroad is operated by volunteers and is open only on Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor day. It also operates on July 4.