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Railfest in Baldwin City set for Labor Day weekend

September 1, 2011

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For people with a locomotive interest, the Midland Railway Historical Association in Baldwin City will host special events, including exhibits and trips on its historic trains, this Labor Day weekend.

Mildred Davis, a representative of the association, said the attraction of the events is in the chance to see the antique trains and equipment, which includes the 1951 ALCO RS-3 locomotives MKT No. 142 and NYC No. 8255. Vendors will also be selling railway artifacts and memorabilia at the depot, 1515 W. High St.

As part of the celebrations, trains will depart from the depot and journey to Norwood, an abandoned town 11 miles away in Franklin County, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 3, 4 and 5. There will also be trips to Ottawa departing at 3 p.m.

Admission to the exhibits is $5 or free with train ticket. Tickets to Norwood at $12 for adults and $6 for kids under 12. Tickets to Ottawa are $16 for adults and $8 for children.

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