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
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  • Railroad enthusiasts and folks interested in transportation history will enjoy viewing the engines and rolling stock on display in the outdoor area as well as items of interest inside the museum. The....  more »
  • Learned so much about Wichita's history with aviation. Lots of planes to see and many interesting areas that give detailed history.  more »
  • My train loving 6 year old absolutely loved it! The volunteer who was working was so helpful and full of information about the museum and trains in general. I learned quite a bit myself and my son had so much fun interacting with the exhibits and watching trains go by.
  • I have heard of the Transportation Museum but had never went even though I'm a life long Wichitan. I was very pleasantly surprised! There are steam engines and a ton of cabooses that you are allowed to go in. The people who work there are very pleasantly and informed about their trains. You can tell they LOVE their job! There is even a WWII train section. It's a great location, fairly priced, and a gem to the Wichita community. My kids loved it and want to go back! I would highly recommend the Great Plains Transportation Museum. The view is also great!

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