It’s that time of year…when Thomas & Friends/Day Out With Thomas gets ready to roll into Baldwin City, KS. If you’re not familiar with the program…The Midway Railway in Baldwin City is where it all goes down. There are six dates for 2010′s Thomas appearance…June 4,5,6,11,12 and 13.
“The Celebration Tour 2010″ includes a 25-minute ride with a full-size Thomas the Tank Engine, a meeting with Sir Topham Hatt, Storytelling, Live Music and more. Tickets are $18 for ages 2+ and advance purchase is strongly recommended. Thomas is rain or shine!
The Midland Railway operates excursion trains on a line originally constructed in 1867. Train rides feature an over-20-mile round trip from Baldwin City via “Norwood, Kansas” to Ottawa Junction, Kansas, traveling through Eastern Kansas farmland and woods via vintage railway equipment. It is a completely volunteer-staffed, non-profit, common carrier railroad operated to preserve and display transportation history as an educational demonstration railroad.
You can click here for regular Railway Schedule and Fares. Baldwin City is on U.S. 56 Hwy, 4 miles east of U.S. 59 Hwy; 10 miles north of 1-35 (Ottawa) and 17 miles south of 1-70 (Lawrence). From U.S. 56, turn south onto 8th or 11th Streets, then right (west) onto High Street. Follow the signs to the Midland Railway Depot.