Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2007

Railfest set for annual weekend run

August 30, 2007

Midland Railway Railfest 2007 is set for Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Midland Depot in west Baldwin.

The annual Labor Day Weekend event will once again have many features with the mainstay -- as usual -- train rides leading the way. The train will depart for Norwood, which is located half way between Baldwin City and Ottawa, each day at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Cost for the 11-mile, one-hour trip is $10 for adults, $5 for children 4 to 12 and children under 3 riding free.

There are always other activities and once again the "Singing Conductors," Dee and Roger Clark, will be providing live railroad and other music. Retired postal mail clerks will detail what the railroad meant to their work and commemorative cancellations will be available.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available hot off the grill, as well as cold drinks. The depot's souvenir shop will also have items available.

The depot was built in 1906 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, call 800-651-0388 or go to

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