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Railfest event on track for Labor Day weekend

August 24, 2008

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Midland Railway Railfest 2008 is set for Labor Day weekend at Midland Depot in western Baldwin City.

The annual event is Saturday through Sept. 1. It will include train rides with vintage coaches leading the way.

The train will depart for Norwood, 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 ages 2 to 12; and no charge for children younger than 2.

Among other activities are the Singing Conductors, Dee and Roger Clark, who will perform. Retired postal mail clerks will describe what the railroad meant to their work.

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 midland-ry.org.

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