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Archive for Friday, August 31, 2007

Midland Railway fest slated for weekend

August 31, 2007

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

The annual Labor Day weekend event again will include many features with, as usual, train rides leading the way. The train will depart for Norwood, which is halfway 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 no charge for children 3 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.

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