​Photo Courtesy - Unknown Photographer from NYCTA archives

KANSAS RAILFEST

DOWNTOWN WICHITA

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

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The Great Plains Transportation Museum  will be hosting the second annual Kansas Railfest Saturday, September 22nd 2018.

Because of construction around the Union Station Complex, this year's event will be within the confines of the Great Plains Transportation Museum at 700 East Douglas. The focus of this year's event will be entirely on trains and will feature some special attractions and activities. 


Admission is only $10.00 for age 13 and over. Kids 12 and under are free!

PLUS: PRIZES, ACTIVITIES, GIVAWAYS, FOOD TRUCKS, CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES, AND MORE!

Train Rides!
​Thanks to our hard-working volunteers, our historic Whitcomb locomotive will be back in operation. You can also take a short ride behind this "critter" through the Museum grounds. 


Note - Due to the costs associated with restoration of our historic Whitcomb locomotive, there will be a separate charge for rides. 


Ride tickets are :

$5 for ages 3 and up

2 and under are free when not occupying a seat.​

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

ATTRACTIONS FOR THIS YEAR:

KANSAS RAILFEST

Our GM-2, 30 Ton Whitcomb locomotive, built in 1934, is shown here loading NYC subway cars from the docks to Manhattan Island. This locomotive had quite a history, serving several different owners across the country. It last served at the Augusta, KS. Mobile Oil refinery before being donated to the museum. 

MERCHANTS AND EXHIBITORS

​Because of construction around the Union Station complex, we will not be able to host the marketplace this year. Please keep in touch to join us for Kansas Railfest 2019!

Event proceeds will go toward helping the museum's mission - to preserve and convey the unique history of railroading in the Great Plains through acquisition, restoration, research, exhibition, and education.