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Great Plains Transportation Museum, Wichita

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The Great Plains Transportation Museum is a railroad museum in Wichita, Kansas, United States.
The museum's collection includes 6 locomotives and several pieces of rolling stock used on freight and passenger trains. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 4-8-4 steam locomotive #3768. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway EMD FP45 diesel locomotive #93. Burlington Northern Railroad EMD NW2 diesel locomotive #421 (Ex-St. Louis - San Francisco Railway #261) Various other diesel locomotives An electric locomotive A drover's car A tank car Maintenance of way equipment A Postal storage car A heavyweight baggage car Various types of cabooses Great Plains Transportation Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • My favorite part of the tour was the old gentleman, first name was Bob. He showed us all the interesting points about the train and answered all our questions. He made the whole thing come alive... 
    My favorite part of the tour was the old gentleman, first name was Bob. He showed us all the interesting points about the train and answered all our questions. He made the whole thing come alive...  more »
  • Want to hop on a huge steam locomotive or sit in a caboose or coach car from yesteryear? This is a super fun, hands-on museum full of history and excellent docents who are friendly and can answer... 
    Want to hop on a huge steam locomotive or sit in a caboose or coach car from yesteryear? This is a super fun, hands-on museum full of history and excellent docents who are friendly and can answer...  more »
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  • What a great museum and coection of railroad memorabilia and trains! There are locomotives, baggage cars and cabooses to climb on, go in, and to explore! The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful, and you can certainly learn much from them. A lot of fun for all!
  • I have been a Wichita resident all my life (a crisp 20 years now) and I'd always seen this museum, ATSF 3768 and the Santa Fe diesel on the Douglas St. Bridge. I'd only been to this museum once in memory. Recently, I went back this last week. What I can say is this little museum is heavily underrated and deserves more attention. Tickets are only 7 dollars for an adult. Right now, the museum needs about 30,000 dollars to pay for a new paint job on the diesel, else likely she'll rust away. Please visit here and say hi to these nice folks. They convinced me, on my first visit after 10 years, to volunteer with restoration projects. Highly recommend visiting.

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