In an effort to protect public health and the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff as the state responds to the continued threat of COVID-19, Baldwin City & Southern Railroad in conjunction with Midland Railway Historical Association is temporarily suspending all passenger rail operations and restricting public access to our business office. While we are not directly affected by COVID-19, we are monitoring the situation carefully and are committed to following updated best practices on social gatherings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

This suspension of service includes The Kansas Belle Dinner Train as the safety of our employees is our first priority.  The Kansas Belle owns their dining cars but we operate and staff  the locomotives.

We thank you for your patience, trust and continued support. We’d also like to thank our volunteers, partners, and staff for their commitment and dedication through these challenging circumstances.




Baldwin City & Southern Railroad /

Midland Railway Wins

2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award.

Baldwin City & Southern Railroad/Midland Railway Recognized Among Best in the United States, Based on Outstanding 2019 Traveler Reviews


BALDWIN CITY, KANSAS – September 4th, 2020 – Baldwin City & Southern Railroad/Midland Railway today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe. 

Baldwin City & Southern Railroad/Midland Railway

“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners' achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers as the world begins to venture out again.”

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About Baldwin City & Southern Railroad/Midland Railway

The Baldwin City & Southern Railroad (Midland Railway) operates excursion trains on a line originally constructed in 1867. Train rides feature an over-20-mile round trip from Baldwin City via "Norwood, Kansas" to Ottawa Junction, Kansas, traveling through scenic Eastern Kansas farmland and woods via vintage railway equipment.


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