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Missouri-Pacific Railroad Depot


category : Railroad History
Missouri-Pacific Railroad Depot In its boom, the railroad had eighteen scheduled trains running daily. With both passengers and freight, the trains were constantly on the move. Downs also had a large roundhouse with a capacity for ten locomotives, and with its well balanced turntable, could turn the heaviest locomotive with ease. Downs still has its railroad, operated by Kyle Railroad of Phillipsburg, which runs several freight trains weekly.

The Depot is currently being remodeled by the Downs Historical Society.


Address: Morgan Avenue, Downtown

Come visit us in Downs, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Downs Cemetery

The Downs Cemetery is located along Highway 24

Downs, KS Cemeteries

Carnegie Library

The Downs Carnegie Library built in 1905 which was constructed from a $5,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie, still houses the library. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Downs, KS Carnegie Libraries

Downs Golf Course

The Downs Golf Course is open to the public and located only four miles north of the city. It is a challenging, well kept, nine-hole sand green course.

Downs, KS Golf Courses


The Organ Factory

The historic Baptist Church of 1890 is now home to Richardson's Organ Factory. Tour the factory and learn about organ design from a European-trained organ master.

Downs, KS Historic Churches

Things to do Railroad History near Downs, KS

Depot Market

The renovated former Courtland Depot is now the Depot Market located on US 36 just north of Courtland. Pick your apples from ...

The Depot

The authentic red brick railroad depot was built in the early 1900's and still displays the authentic red tile roof. The depo...