Midland Railway's Track Repairs

$350 of $85,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 9 months
Since 1987, Midland Historic Railway Association has been perserving railroading history. We do this by acquiring, restoring, and operating historically significant railroad artifacts. That's right - this museum runs down our 11 miles of railroad track between Baldwin City and Ottawa, Kansas.

The Midland hosts over 25,000 guests from every state and over 15 countries generating over $1.5MM of economic impact, every year.

On August 22, 2017, 1.6 miles of our track sustained major damages due to severe weather. Our insurance protected our equipment, but not our track. For the safety of our passengers, the south half of the track has been closed until repairs can be completed.

To repair all 1.6 miles, it will cost $379,500. Our goal of $85,000 will allow us to make repairs to the north half of our track. Currently, it's like driving down a road with pot-holes and it will only get worse over time. Not only is this not enjoyable for our passengers, it accelerates the wear and tear on our historic engines and passenger cars.

Our customers have been very understanding, and our amazing volunteers are making all the minor repairs that are possible without the specialized equipment and skills necessary to complete the more challenging work on the 1.6 miles of damaged track.
+ Read More

$350 of $85,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 9 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Midland Railway Historical Association
  Certified Charity
+ Learn More
Baldwin City, KS
EIN: 431273633
How it Works
  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of GoFundMe platform and payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
CS
$5
Crystal Stuart
6 months ago
$50
Derek Bennett
8 months ago
SE
$10
Susan England
8 months ago
AS
$50
A.J. & Carrie Stevens
8 months ago
BJ
$75
Bonnie Johnson
8 months ago
$10
Anonymous
8 months ago
SS
$25
Shanna Steadham
8 months ago
JB
$25
Jan & Roger Boyd
9 months ago
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.