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 $5 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 arrange for $300-$400.
copyright 2008-2009 by Keith Stokes