Midland Railway’s Railfest
- Categories: Outdoor
- Event posted: Aug. 22, 2008
- Last updated: Feb. 19, 2009
- Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, 11 a.m.
- Santa Fe Depot, 1515 W. High St., Baldwin City
- Cost: $5 - $10
- Age limit: All ages
Midland Railway Railfest 2008 is set for Labor weekend at Midland Depot in west Baldwin City.The annual event is Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. Again it will include many features with train rides in vintage coaches leading the way. The train will depart for Norwood, which is halfway between Baldwin City and Ottawa, each day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.The Santa Fe Depot is at 1515 W. High St. Cost for the 11-mile, one-hour trip is $10 for adults; $5 for children 2 to 12; and no charge for children s and younger.Among other activities are the "Singing Conductors," Dee and Roger Clark, who will provide 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, hot dogs and cold drinks will be available, along with the depot's souvenir shop items.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 www.midland-ry.org.