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Archive for Friday, October 19, 2007

Midland Railway offers special excursions

October 19, 2007

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Golden anniversary for Maple Leaf festival

The Maple Leaf festival marks its 50th year in Baldwin City this weekend. Charles Doudna is the sole surviving founder of the event. Enlarge video

The Midland Railway will offer an expanded schedule of excursion train rides through the area's fall foliage during this weekend's Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City - and special haunted train rides.

The daytime excursions through southern Douglas and northern Franklin counties will depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets will be available at the depot ticket window Saturday and Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 4-12.

Members of the Baldwin City Community Theater will be aboard and trackside for haunted train rides, called Terror Tracks 2007. The rides are set for Friday and Saturday evenings, beginning tonight and running through Oct. 27, with departures at 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Tickets for the haunted trains will go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $12 for adults or $6 for children.

For information about daytime excursions, call the Midland Railway at (800) 651-0388. For information on the haunted trains, call (785) 594-4770 or visit www.midland-ry.org.

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