Later today, we will be doing some railfanning here in Wichita, Kansas: Home of Wichita State University see their website and Facebook pages :http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/ , https://www.facebook.com/WichitaStateInternationalAdmissions/ and the Kansas Aviation Museum. You can visit them online by checking out their website/Facebooks:
and the Mcconnell Air Force Base. Visit both their websirte and Facebook pages here at:
After attending the service at The Foundry Christian Church (see their website, Facebook:
http://www.thewichitafoundry.com/ https://www.facebook.com/The-Foundry-Christian-Church-124031667616581/ Pastored by my good friend, fellow CB&Q Railroad family member and brother in Christ Rev Craig Coffey, we will be starting with a visit to the Great Plains Transportation Museum. You can vist their website and Facebook pages:
http://www.gptm.us/ https://www.facebook.com/GreatPlainsTransportationMuseum/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf . More than anything, I am looking forward to checking out their collection of locomotives and rolling stock, as I know they have equipment from four of the seven railroads that I have family connections to: Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific and hope they are ok with folks climbing onto them for pics. I also hope that Craig and I can record an episode of Legacies On The Rails Radio, as we are due for Episode 14.
If time allows this weekend (we lost most of our travel day on Saturday by attending a friend’s birthday party that had been rescheduled due to an ice storm (Happy 50th, Nelson Heinke!), I hope to check out the Amtrak Station in nearby Newton, Kansas see them at:
https://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServerpagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=NEW https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newton-station/135677416466835 or at least find somewhere to do some live action railfanning in Wichita.
Here are some other links to railroad history in Wichita, Kansas:
http://kmuw.org/post/wichitas-union-station-celebrates-centennial-new-ownership-new-future http://wtarr.com/ http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article101465837.html https://sfrhms.org/conventions/the-2016-wichita-express/
And, we may..to visit the Wichita Toy Train Museum that is also located here and you can visit them at http://www.wichitatoytrainmuseum.org/ as well as on
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WichitaToyTrainClub/ .
I hope you also get to visit Wichita, Kansas sometime if you have not already, or are not a resident of Wichita as it has so much to offer no matter what your interests are!
Hope you will check out my growing list of railroad related Facebook pages:
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (Burlington Route)
Railroad Bridges, Related Photos & Video
Rail Box Freight Car Fans
Fans Of The Kansas City Terminal Railway
Union Pacific Flag Units
Railroad Auto Racks
Give them a Like, and please, please share all your great related pics and video on them!
Check out my You Tube: John Losh that as of Friday 2/17/17 has 249 Legacies…On The Rails Fan Videos and 16 so far for 2017!
Again, this is John Losh “The Losh-Man” reminding you that the only true way to stay on track is to accept and follow the Lord Jesus Christ every day and encouraging you, when it comes to trains and everything that is railroading, continue leaving Legacies…On The Rails!