A real, operating steam locomotive!
Lehigh Valley Coal Company #126 will be on site and operating for Railfest. This is a rare opportunity to see an authentic - coal fired steam locomotive in operation! Tickets will be sold for those that would like to take a short ride through the Railfest grounds.
The Great Plains Transportation Museum will be hosting the second annual Kansas Railfest September 16, 2017
Kansas Railfest will feature music, artists, shopping, food, vintage vehicles, activities for young and old, and of course - TRAINS!
The event will take place at the combined sites of the Great Plains Transportation Museum and Union Station. Each side of the 700 block of East Douglas in DOWNTOWN WICHITA.
Admission is only $10.00 for age 13 and over. Kids 12 and under are free!
Union Pacific's one of a kind Diesel-Electric Locomotive #1982! - Painted to commemorate the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The "Mo-Pac" was a significant contributor to the growth of Wichita since it's arrival in 1883.
Photo Courtesy - Union Pacific Railroad
Photo Courtesy - Gramling Locomotive Works Facebook Page
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.
NEW ATTRACTIONS FOR THIS YEAR!