Midland Railway Historical Association

Phone (913) 721-1211
Depot (785) 594-6982 Answered during operating hours
1515 High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0005

2017 Santa Claus Express – Extented Schedule

Midland Railway Historical Association’s popular “Santa Claus Express” has an extended schedule for 2017!

Over the past several years, the Santa Claus Express has gained in popularity with our riders, ultimately selling out each year.  Midland Railway has been operating the Santa Claus Express for over 12 years.

With the increase in ridership and the gain in popularity, Midland Railway has extended the Santa Claus Express to include Thursdays, starting on November 16th, 2017 and the last train will operate on December 10th, 2017.

We encourage parents to let their little ones wear pajamas on the evening “Twilight Limited” trains.

Midland Railway’s “1st Class Seating” on the train, is brought to you by the Kansas Belle Dinner Train.  Passengers wishing to purchase 1st class seating will enjoy an elegant ride aboard the 1940’s era Kansas Belle Dinner Train passenger cars, including: All seating aboard the Dinner Train is at a table (2-4 passengers per table, depending on the table); unlimited refills of hot cocoa/hot cider/cold cider; unlimited amazing sugar cookies from Eileen’s Colossal Cookies in Lawrence, KS; Christmas themed coloring book/activity book for each child ticket purchase; a 2017 Midland Railway Collector Christmas Ornament; Story telling, Caroling and a visit with ole Santa Claus in his very own decorated passenger car!

Midland Railway also offers Coach Class Seating aboard the train. Passengers wishing to purchase Coach Class seating will enjoy the ride in the 1920’s and 1930’s build coach passenger cars; during the trip, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa/hot cider/cold cider; a sugar cookie (or two) from Eileen’s Colossal Cookies in Lawrence, KS; 2017 Midland Railway Collector Christmas Ornament; Story telling; Caroling; and visit with ole Santa Claus in his very own decorated passenger car!

Aboard the train, Midland Railway has an independent, professional photographer, Kevinashley Photography , on the train to capture your Christmas memory with Santa Claus.  Our professional photographs are at an extra charge, but very reasonable in price!  You may also bring your own camera and capture your family’s Christmas memories!

Tickets are available online at https://www.midlandrailway.org/santa-claus-express/  or by phone at 785-594-6982.  We encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance, as these trains will sell out!

Midland Railway is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization.  We thank you for your support and hope to see in Baldwin City!  MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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