The Great Plains Transportation Museum will be hosting the second annual Kansas Railfest September 16, 2017
Kansas Railfest will feature music, 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!
PRIZES, ACTIVITIES, AND GIVAWAYS - Enter to win prizes such as collectable model trains, train toys and railroad décor and memorablilia.
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.
ATTRACTIONS FOR THIS YEAR:
Photo Courtesy - Union Pacific Railroad
A real, operating steam locomotive!
Lehigh Valley Coal Company #126, nicknamed "Sadie," will be on site and operating for Railfest. You can also take a short ride through the Railfest grounds. This a rare opportunity to see AND RIDE an authentic coal fired steam locomotive!
Note - Due to the costs associated with bringing in the locomotive and its operation, there will be a separate charge to ride the steam locomotive.
Ride tickets are :
$10 for ages 13 and up
$5 for ages 3-12
2 and under are free when not occupying a seat.
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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. A big thank you to our sponser, Union Pacific Railroad, for bringing #1982 to Railfest!