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


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