Monday, June 15, 2015

Motoring Monday: Ellis Railroad Museum and Doll Display

Railroad memorabilia fills four rooms of the Ellis Railroad Museum in Ellis. As an added feature, the museum also houses a 1,650 piece doll display. The museum is complete with a BK&E miniature train outside that operates a 1/3 scale General Motors Aero Streamliner traveling along a 2.5-mile track from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting. 

A yellow Union Pacific caboose is located next to the restored depot, which is used as the train ride boarding point. The museum is open at various times during the year, check the website here for more information.

And while in Ellis, stop by another historical transportation museum – the Walter P. Chrysler’s Boyhood Home and Museum. Chrysler was born in Wamego, but lived in Ellis from ages 3 to 22. He went on to lead one of the largest corporations in the world. Find out more here.

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