Midland Railway Historical Association

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

Easter Bunny is Hopping Back to Midland Railway!

Easter is in April this year and time is fast approaching!  If you do not have your plans for an Easter Egg Hunt with the kids?  Well, look no further!!  Midland Railway’s annual Easter Egg Hunt Trains are the place to be!

The Easter Egg Hunt Trains offer an 11 mile round-trip train ride that includes a visit with the Easter Bunny on the train.  Once at Norwood, KS., halfway between Ottawa and Baldwin City), the train stops to let all the passengers off!  What do you see or do at Norwood you might ask?  A park area filled with over 1000 Easter Eggs!  Everyone will line up in their appropriate age groups (3 age groups) and when everyone is ready, THE EGG HUNT WILL BEGIN!

Somewhere in those 1000 eggs will be a “GOLDEN EGG!”  The winner of the golden egg will receive a grand prize, sure to make every child happy!  But do not stop looking through your eggs just because you see candy!  Inside some of the eggs will be prize slips that you redeem from the conductor on the train!

Trains will depart the Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High Street, Baldwin City, KS on April 12, 13 and 19, 2014 at 10am, 1pm and 3:30pm each day!  Tickets are $16 for ages 12 and over and $10 for ages 1 to 11 years.  Children under 1yr are free.

Tickets are available online at https://www.midlandrailway.org/easter/  Also, follow us on facebook at MidlandRailway

Easter Egg Hunt 2014

Black Friday DEAL!! Day out with Thomas 2014 Tickets $4 OFF!!

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL $4.00 OFF  each ticket purchased for DAY OUT WITH THOMAS 2014 at the Midland Railway. This discount is available on BLACK FRIDAY ONLY !! (till Midnight on November 29th) You will not get this kind of deal again!!  Save $4.00 per ticket NOW!! 2014 Dates for DAY OUT WITH THOMAS are: MayContinue Reading

Train Robbers have been spotted!!!!

Train robbers have been spotted on the Midland Railway at Nowhere, KS just inside Northern Franklin County, according to the local Sheriff!  That’s right, even in 2013, train robbers are popular and they are looking for loot to make them rich!!  What better place to find loot than on a train full of passengers!?!? MidlandContinue Reading


  Flagg Coal 0-4-0 saddle tank steam locomotive No. 75, also known as “HANK” will visit the Midland Railway during Railfest 2013, Labor Day weekend August 30-September 2nd, 2013. Visitors will be able to run the locomotive part as part of the railway’s “At the Throttle” program. The engine was purchased from Vulcan Iron WorksContinue Reading


ROAD CLOSED TO BALDWIN CITY!  That’s right my friends, the Kansas Department of Transportation as erected the official State of Kansas color of road work orange!  This is going to affect all of us traveling to Baldwin City for Midland Railway’s various events, including Day out with Thomas and the Kansas Belle Dinner Train duringContinue Reading

Schedule Your Charter & Receive a Discount!

The Midland Railway is offering you a special “Charter Deal” for 2013!!  Schedule your Charter with us before May 1st, 2013 for any time during the Midland Railway operating season and receive $50.00 off your charter!!  This is a great opportunity to get your birthday party, corporate party, family gathering/reunion,  or wedding on the schedule! Continue Reading

Kansas Belle Dinner Train makes 1st trip!

The Kansas Belle Dinner Train made its first revenue run on January 26th, 2013! Big Band era music playing in the background, tables set in a grand fashion and waiters/waitresses dressed the part!  That is right, we back in the 1940′s taking a train trip down the tracks, eating a five course meal aboard oneContinue Reading

Santa Claus is on the train!

ALL ABOARD THE “SANTA CLAUS EXPRESS” The Santa Claus Express is pulling into the Midland Railway again this year on December 1 & 2, 8 &9, 2012!!  Trains depart at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm each day! Enjoy Christmas music, Carolers singing your favorite Christmas songs, a cookie and hot cocoa! Santa willContinue Reading

Midland Coffee Has Arrived!

Midland Railway now has coffee!  We have Midland Express and Depot Decaf!  Both Coffee’s are a 100% Arabica coffee.  The coffee is roasted and bagged right here in Lindsborg, Kansas!  Our coffee is full of choco sweetness, rich body, and has a low acidity.  This is a very smooth, great tasting coffee.  Great for aContinue Reading

Thursday October 25th, 2012 Train Cancelled

Thursday Train, October 25th, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. has been cancelled.  We will not be running to Norwood on this day.  Sorry for any inconvenience. The regular excursion trains for October 27th and 28th will run as scheduled along with the Night Trains of Terror October 26th and 27th.