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Kansas City Southern Locomotive #1023 at the Carona, KS Museum after cosmetic restoration.

Heart of the Heartlands Motorcar Excursion on the South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad.

Heart of the


Street Address

6769 N. W. 20th Street

Scammon, KS   66773

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 211

Scammon, KS   66773

Map to Carona

Click HERE

Most meetings are the second Wednesday of

each month at 7:00 pm

in the Museum building

at Carona,KS

Slide Show

Saturday, April 29th, 10am to 5pm

Webb Center Museum, Carona, KS

Bob Plough and Lance Garrels

will be the featured presenters.

Bring snacks to share.

A list of upcoming train shows and

other rail related events HERE.

Several motorcar excursions in surrounding states have been listed HERE.


Bulletin Board

A happy and enthusiastic young

train fan preparing to board our Hutchinson Excursion Train.  

This train was pulled by the K&O Railroad’s locomotive recognizing The Wichita State University Shockers.

Winfield Excursion Train on the South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad reversing directions

at Grand Summit, KS.

WAMX 4001, the Shocker locomotive, on the Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad with the passenger train during our layover at Yoder, KS.

The Heart of the Heartlands Museum Complex is located in the former mining community

of Carona, KS.  Our complex includes the museum building (recently doubled in size);

the restored Missouri Pacific Depot from Carona, KS; the restored Missouri Pacific

Depot from Boston, MO; a collection of railroad locomotives and cars including the cosmetically restored KCS Steam Locomotive #1023; and a railroad signal display.

The outdoor displays are open for viewing at any time.

The museum and depot buildings are open for visitors on the first and third full weekends

(Saturday and Sunday) of June, July, and August, 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, or by appointment.

(Click HERE for directions to Carona.)