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2010: Railfanning East of Town; Day#05

On this day we start out our day in Baldwin City, Kansas to locate the Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park which is a Pre-Civil War site.

From there we head to Ottawa, Kansas to find the AT&SF Combination and Office Depot. Lots of Railroad items inside as well as a Model Layout based on the region. Also found some historical photographs of other stations.

We head for Olathe, Kansas next Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm. Found some railroad historical information there as well.

Our main stop for the day is the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. This is a massive place that would take days to fully take in. Part of the museum is a tall memorial tower.

What do you know, UNION Station is right below us. I know there is lots to see in UNION Station but we won’t have time this trip but I do hope to get back someday…

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Posted by on 10/13/2010 in RRAdventures


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1999: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

RRAdventures Website: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

As we continued on our vacation we passed through this Civil War historic town and found this tussle running through town; built to help avoid being washed when the river gets a bit to high.


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Posted by on 10/11/1999 in RRAdventures


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