I must say I was astonished while visiting the Colfax Railroad Museum in Dunn County. Outside there is a variety of rollingstock, including locomotives, dining cars, freight cars, and my favorite, the caboose. Inside there is a large assortment of railroad items, as you’ll see shortly.
A storm passed through in 1958. A tornado damaged the railroad station. and it remained abandoned for some time. This photo of the damaged station was shown on the museum’s Facebook page.
My understanding is Herbert F Sakalaucks Jr bought it in February 2006 for $500. Then the Village of Colfax bought it in July 2008. It is officially known as the Colfax Railroad Museum, Inc. It is a not-for-profit.