Midland Historic Railway

1515 High Street
Baldwin City, Kansas 66006
(800) 651-0388   (785) 594-6982

Regular season from early May until the last weekend in October - Special events at other times

Midland Railway Depot Map
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Midland Railway Depot - Baldwin City, Kansas
Midland Railway
Midland Railway - Baldwin City, Kansas

The Midland Railway in Baldwin City, Kansas operates excursion trains on a railroad line originally constructed in 1867. The train rides feature a one hour, 20 mile round trip from the 1906 Baldwin City train depot to Ottawa Junction, Kansas, using vintage railway equipment. The Midland Railway is a completely volunteer staffed.

Special events include Haunted Train Rides in late October, Murder Mystery Train Train Rides (in conjunction with the Baldwin City Community Theater), special train rides to Nowhere during the Maple Leaf Festival and Thomas and Friends (Thomas the Train) visits the Midland Railway each year in early summer.

The Midland Historic Railway was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. In 1987 Midland purchased the line from Baldwin City to Ottawa Junction, Kansas from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and began running excursion trains on part of the line later that year.

Weekend Boy Scout camps are held at the Midland Railway in the spring and fall and a railroading merit badge is offered.

Group excursions on Baldwin City's Midland Railway may be arranged.

Midland Railway Depot
Midland Railway Baldwin City Depot

Midland Railway ticket
Midland Railway train ticket to Nowhere, Kansas

Colleting tickets on the Midland Railway
Midland Railway conductor collecting tickets.

During the special Maple Leaf Excursions, the Midland Railway travels 6 miles to Nowhere, Kansas
where a gunfight takes place.

Gunfight during middle of tour on the Midland Railway

Midland Railway gift shop.
Gift shop in the 1909 Midland Railway Depot Men's Waiting Room

Midland Railway Depot Map - Baldwin City, Kansas
Midland Railway Depot Map

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