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. This locomotive, and our historic former U.S. Army Plymouth locomotive, are in our rotation of available power to pull our train.

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The Great Plains Transportation Museum  will be hosting the fourth annual Kansas Railfest Saturday, September 21st 2019

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

Train Rides!
Take a short ride through the Museum grounds. 


Note - Due to the costs associated with restoration of our historic equipment, 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.​

​Photo Courtesy - Unknown Photographer from NYCTA archives

KANSAS RAILFEST

ATTRACTIONS FOR THIS YEAR:

TRAIN RIDES

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.  

Interested in sponsoring this year? Please call us at 263-0944.

Museum sponsors include:

KANSAS RAILFEST

DOWNTOWN WICHITA

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

PLUS: FANTASTIC LOCAL MUSICIANS, GIVAWAYS, FOOD, DOOR PRIZES, A SCAVANGER HUNT, BALLOON ANIMALS, FACE PAINTING, AND MORE!