Carona Depot & Railroad Museum
Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club

6769 NW 20th Street
Scammon, Kansas 66773
(620) 396-8594

1st & 3rd weekends of June, July & August
1-5PM or by appointment
outdoor displays are open for viewing at any time
Free!

Carona Depot and Railroad Museum Map

Carona Depot and Railroad Museum - Scammon, Kansas
Carona Depot and Railroad Museum
Carona Depot & Railroad Museum - Scammon, Kansas

Carona Depot and Railroad Museum in Scammon, Kansas is operated by the Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club. The club was formed in 1991 and is dedicated to preserving railroad history, providing short passenger train rides and motorcar excursions. 

The museum complex in Carona lets them preserve and display railroad memorabilia, rail cars, engines, depots, and other miscellaneous railroad equipment. The complex includes two restored Missouri Pacific Depots, the 1840s Carona, Kansas Depot and the 1882 Boston, Missouri Depot which was moved to the Carona museum complex in 2006. 

The Railroad Club also restored the former 1910 Santa Fe Depot in Cherryvale, Kansas which is now the operating headquarters of the SK&O Railroad. The club conducts passenger train rides and motorcar excursions on railroads across the central US. Heart of the Heartlands members assist as car attendants and hosts on passenger train rides that are conducted by railroads operated by Watco Transportation Services, LLC (WTS) and the Heart of the Heartlands Club is allowed to schedule a few train rides on WTS railroads.

The motorcar excursion are not open to the public.

Railroad Heritage and Education Center
Webb Family Railroad Heritage and Education Center

Tailroad mmodel exhibit
Exhibit by John Downes of Council Grove


1832 Missouri Pacific Rail Road switch engine and South East Kansas Railroad Caboose


Interior of the South East Kansas Railroad Caboose

Great Plaines Passenger Train
These three stainless steel passenger cars were built in 1956 for the Boston and Maine Railroad. They were bought
by the SEK Railroad in 1992 and converted to their present condition. They are used in local excursion service
and are stored at the Cornea Depot Complex between rides.

Great Plaines Passenger Train passenger car interior
Passenger car interior

Carona Depot and Railroad Museum Map - Scammon, Kansas
Carona Depot and Railroad Museum Map

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