Raised for Local Nonprofits
308 gifts
Totaling $46,225.00
Circle of Giving Match Day
Raised for Local Nonprofits
308 gifts
Totaling $46,225.00
Raised for Local Nonprofits
308 gifts
Totaling $46,225.00

Marshall County Railroad Historical Society

Goal: $5,000.00

Specific Need

As we celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the Central Branch Railroad, Match Day is an opportunity to more quickly grow our funding for projects such as railroad crossing upgrades, tie replacement and other railroad right of way maintenance to continue our mission of preserving the Central Branch Railroad, one of the most historic railroads in Kansas.

Mission

The Marshall County Railroad Historical Society was formed in May of 2000 to acquire, preserve and maintain the track on the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad in Marshall County and to develop educational programs which provide the public with an understanding and appreciation of the historic and natural significance of the railroad in Marshall County.

 

Profile

 

The Central Branch Railroad was incorporated in 1859 as the Atchison and Pikes Peak Railroad with permission to build west to the Colorado border towards Denver or Pikes Peak.  This makes the CBRR one of the oldest railroads in Kansas.  2019 marked the 160th anniversary of the CBRR.

 

MCRHS owns approximately 12 miles of track from the Marshall-Washington County line east to 12th Rd.  Rail rides originate in either Blue Rapids or Waterville.  The most common ride is from Blue Rapids east across the Big Blue River to 12th Rd and back.  The Bridge over the Big Blue River is approximately 540 feet long and about 65 ft above the river at normal river levels.

Our rail rides include families, school groups, nursing homes, tour groups, and any other group looking for a different adventure.  As part of our educational mission, with each ride there is a brief history of the Central Branch Railroad including its use as an orphan train and a POW train.

 

 

 

 

 

Photos & Videos

160th Anniversary Celebration, April 7, 2019
160th Anniversary Celebration, April 7, 2019
A Village Tours group from Derby, KS
A Village Tours group from Derby, KS
VHHS 2nd Grade (Class of 2028)
VHHS 2nd Grade (Class of 2028)
Cookout at "Somewhere"
Cookout at "Somewhere"
Blue Rapids Library Summer Reading Progaram - 2017
Blue Rapids Library Summer Reading Progaram - 2017
Blue Rapids Museum Czech Festival Ride
Blue Rapids Museum Czech Festival Ride
Whistle Stop History Ride
Whistle Stop History Ride
Bridge over the Big Blue River
Bridge over the Big Blue River
Fun with a Pump Car
Fun with a Pump Car
$1,645.00 received
in 14 gifts
32.90%  of  $5,000.00 Goal

Contact

PO Box 242
Waterville KS 66548
Phone: (785) 363-2343

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