Great Plains Transportation Museum, Wichita, KS Photos

Wichita was once served by several rail lines, starting in 1872. By the early 1900s there were so many trains crossing or stopping across Douglas Ave. that town built a viaduct (1914) and Union Station (1914) to consolidate and separate rail traffic. Of the original depots, Union and the Rock Island Railway Depot (1887) still remain as heritage sites. The viaduct now hosts the collection of the small Great Plains Transportation Museum.

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Union Station. Wichita, KS.Rock Island Railway Depot. Wichita, KS.Richardsonian Romanesque details of Rock Island Railway Terminal. Wichita, KS.Santa Fe steam locomotive 3768 &. Wichita, KS.
Union Station (1914) (701 E. Douglas St.). Wichita, KS. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Louis S. Curtiss. On National Register.Rock Island Railway Depot (1887) (711 E. Douglas St.). Wichita, KS. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque.Richardsonian Romanesque details of Rock Island Railway Terminal (1887). Wichita, KS.Santa Fe steam locomotive 3768 &. Wichita, KS.
Douglas Avenue Railroad Viaduct with Santa Fe steam locomotive 3768. Wichita, KS.Santa Fe steam locomotive 3768 at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Union Station shelter over passenger platform. Wichita, KS.Santa Fe diesel locomotive 93 at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.
Douglas Avenue Railroad Viaduct (1914) with Santa Fe steam locomotive 3768. Wichita, KS.Santa Fe steam locomotive 3768 at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Union Station shelter over passenger platform. Wichita, KS.Santa Fe diesel locomotive 93 at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.
Central Kansas Railway caboose at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Rolling stock collection at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Tank car at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Burlington Northern diesel locomotive 421 at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.
Central Kansas Railway caboose at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Rolling stock collection at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Tank car at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Burlington Northern diesel locomotive 421 at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.
Yard engine at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Rail artefacts gallery at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Reproduction of aerial view map of Wichita at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.
Yard engine at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Great Plains Transportation Museum (former Hauser Garrison Dry Goods Building) (1915) (700 E. Douglas St.). Wichita, KS.Rail artefacts gallery at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Reproduction of aerial view map of Wichita (c1900) at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.
Map of Wichita reproduction inset detail of main buildings at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.AT&T locomotive 2920 bell & whistle at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R.R. timetable at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.The Eagle railway china place setting plus silverware at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.
Map of Wichita (c1900) reproduction inset detail of main buildings at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.AT&T locomotive 2920 bell & whistle at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R.R. timetable (1876) at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.The Eagle railway china place setting plus silverware at Great Plains Transportation Museum. Wichita, KS.

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