Train Rides in Kansas

4467754504_855d7df087_bHere are some of the Train Trips you can take in Kansas.

Heart of the Heartlands Inc.

  • Headquartered in Scammon, Kansas
  • Offers excursion train and motorcar rides departing from three restored historic depots or stations
  • Ride schedule is set each year by the Nine Administrative Board
  • Features trips to various locales throughout the southern part of the state

http://heartlandstrainclub.org/index.html

Midland Railway

  • They offer excursion train trips from Baldwin City, Kansas to Ottawa Junction, Kansas originally constructed in  1867
  • They usually run June through October
  • In October- Halloween Haunted Train Rides in the evenings
  • In the Summer- Thomas the Train for the kids

http://www.midlandrailway.org/

Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

  • Located in Abilene, Kansas
  • Offers a 10.5-mile train ride through Smoky River Valley from Abilene to Enterprise and back
  • Car attendants tell you about local and railway history
  • Rides run from Memorial Day to Labor Day; Also charter trips, special dinner train trips, and holiday trips

http://www.familydaysout.com/attractions-usa/abilene-and-smoky-valley-railroad/

Kansas Belle Dinner Train

  • Has been running for 24 years that relocated to Kansas in 2012
  • Located in Midland Railway in Baldwin City, Kansas
  • Runs Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon
  • Special Charter dates are available

http://www.midlandrailway.org/home/about/dinner-train/

Rides for the Kids to Take

Historic Jones Store Train

  • Starts in late November through New Year
  • Rides for any Children
  • Rides in circles around a Christmas tree and holiday display
  • Located in Union Station

Kansas City Southern Holiday Express

  • Full size Christmas train decorated by Santa and his elves is available for children of all ages
  • Children climb on the train to see Santa
  • Typically scheduled for the week of Christmas
  • Schedule can be verified on the Union Station Website

http://unionstation.org/exhibitsevents.html

Sources:

http://www.ehow.com/list_7340600_kansas-train-trips.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7687126@N06/4467754504/

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