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Romance of the railroad still alive in Kansas

A train ride into the Flint Hills from Winfield, reminds one of the train trips that settled the old west.
A train ride into the Flint Hills from Winfield, reminds one of the train trips that settled the old west.
james jordan

The romance of the railroad is still alive in Kansas. On Saturday, April 12, 2014, the Heartland Express took people from Winfield across the prairie into the Flint Hills.

The Heartland Express arrives in Winfield to drop off passengers
James Jordan

It was the railroad that settled the American west. Riding a train across the prairie is still something that pulls at the heartstrings.

The Heartlands Train Club held the ride, and has several planned, to promote train riding and their club.

The train used antique cars and harkened back to the days when passenger rail service was the best way to get around in Kansas.

The group also has a museum in Carona, Ks., which is in the southeast corner of the state.

Here is a schedule of train rides scheduled for Kansas during the rest of the year.

April 26, 2014 - Saturday - Hutchinson, KS

Three One-hour round trips, 10am, 1pm, & 3pm

May 3, 2014 - Saturday - Wichita, KS to Yoder, KS and return

Three hours in Yoder for shopping and to enjoy

a meal (meal not included).

Depart Wichita at 8:30am

Arrive Yoder at approx. 11am

Depart Yoder at 2pm

Arrive Wichita at approx. 4:30pm

May 10, 2014 - Saturday - Bartlesville, OK

Three One-hour round trips, 10am, 1pm, & 3pm

August 30, 2014 - Saturday - Pittsburg, KS

Two round trips to Cherokee, KS and return, 9am & 11am

August 31, 2014 - Sunday - Pittsburg, KS

Round trip to Carona Museum Complex and return

Depart Pittsburg at 10:30am and return at approx. 3:00pm

September 27, 2014 - Saturday - Chanute, KS

Three One-hour round trips, 10am, 1pm, and 3pm

October 4, 2014 - Saturday - Coffeyville, KS

Three One-hour round trips, 10am, 12pm, and 2pm

October 18, 2014 - Saturday - Carona, KS Museum Complex

Three One-hour round trips, 10am, 1pm, & 3pm