Midland Railway Railfest

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Midland Railway Railfest

The Midland Railway of Baldwin City, KS will feature its classic railroading equipment during the annual Railfest weekend. The restored ex-M-K-T RS-3M #142 and ex-New York Central RS-3 #8255 will provide the locomotive power for the all-caboose, passenger, and mixed freight trains as they demonstrate these classic engines and rolling stock in action. Photo run-bys will be offered on all trips. All locomotives will be M-U'ed together on the final run each day.

If you have ever wanted to ride in the cab of a locomotive, then don't miss the chance to ride in
EX-CB&O NW-2 #524 (formerly #9227), which will be available for cab rides in the Baldwin yard when time permits between regular runs.

Railway Post Office Car in Operation

Restored Kansas City Southern R.P.O. car #30 will be featured on many of the trains and retired Railway Post Office Clerks will be on board to explain and demonstrate the functions of the Rail Post Office Car during Railfest. On Saturday only, there will be a U.S. Postal clerk on board to officially postmark passengers' letters with a 1-day only Baldwin City to Nowhere, KS R.P.O. commemorative cancellation stamp.

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TRAIN RIDES from Baldwin City to Norwood, KS 11:00 a.m., 1:00 & 3:00 p.m.(to Ottawa Jct.)
11 mile round trip -� Variety of Train Consists
MKT 142 10:30; MKT 142 & NYC 8255 12:30 ; NYC 8255 2:30 Trains

Aboard "Putt-Putt-� Motorized Track Maintenance Hand Car
Saturday Only
By the "Singing Conductors-�Dee and Roger Clark
Saturday Only

Ex-K.C.S. R.P.O. CAR #30
Retired Railroad Postal Clerks Aboard to Explain Railway Mail Car Operation

On National Historic Register, Souvenir Shop With Specials On Railroad Related Souvenirs â€" T-Shirts, Videos, DVDs, CDs, Books, Toys, Cold Drinks, Snacks, More.

Midland Railway Railfest

Address : 1515 W High St Baldwin City KS
Phone : 913-721-1211   (Always call and confirm events.)

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Admission Fee : $12-16 Adults, $6-8 Child 2 to 12, Free Ages Under 2


Attractions and Upcoming Events

Women's Bridge

The native stone and brick bridge over Tauy Creek was erected in 1890 at the request of Baldwin's first female mayor, Lucy Sullivan. Mrs. Sullivan, one of the nation's earliest woman mayors, and her all-female council distinguished themselves with community improvements such as this bridge "

Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life

Palmyra Post Office

Located at the Old Castle Complex is the Palmyra Post Office and Blood's Grocery which opened in 1857. Originally located north of the highway on the Santa Fe Trail, it served travelers on the trail and the pioneer community of Palmyra, the original townsite later to become Baldwin City.

Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life

Grove and West Parks

Grove Park, Fremont and Third, and West Park, 11th and High, are tree-shaded city-owned parks equipped with children's playground areas with swings, slides, and other equipment.

Baldwin City, KS Parks

Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel

This chapel's history takes a little more than a glance to read, but the story of its transport from a small town in England to its resurrection at Baker University is remarkable.

In 1864, after nearly six decades of meeting in local homes, a small Methodist congregation in Sproxton (

Baldwin City, KS Historic Churches

Black Jack Log Cabin

A white oak log cabin stands at the roadside park three miles east of Baldwin on Highway 56. Built in observance of Kansas' centennial in 1961, it now houses historical artifacts as well as hosting meetings and gatherings.

Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life

Things to do near Baldwin City, KS