C & H Railroad

NOTICE! ~ Due to excessive rainfall at the railroad site, the spring steamup event scheduled for Saturday, April 30th 2016 has been cancelled.


Welcome Aboard-

The web site of the C & H Railroad, a twelve inch gauge line situated along the historic Oregon Trail in Northeastern Kansas dedicated to the preservation and operation of Ottaway steam locomotives, rolling stock and related railroad memorabilia.

Featured Articles-

C & H Santa Arrival 2015-

Santa arrives at the C & H. . . >>>


C & H Steam Team Thank You Party-

Nightime steam run and party. . . >>>


A Celebration Of Steam-

A video tribute. . . >>>


C & H Railroad-

C & H Virtual Tour. . . >>>


Spring Steamup 2014-

Spring Steamup 2014. . . >>>


Cleanup Day-

Cleanup day at the C & H. . . >>>


Maintenance-Of-Way-

A work day at the C & H. . . >>>


Tender Construction-

New Ottaway tender build. . . >>>


Locomotive Restoration-

Ottaway restoration by Harold Chance. . . >>>


C & H Engineering-

Here on the C & H we do most of our own fabrication. . . >>>


Spring Steamup 2013-

Celebrating 10 years of C & H operation . . . >>>


C & H Santa-

Santa arrives on track number one . . . >>>


Ottaways of the past-

From the dusty C & H archives - trains from the golden age of Ottaway steam . . . >>>


Turntable Construction-

Turntable Construction Project at the C & H . . . >>>


Ottaway Restoration-

Ottaway restoration activity at the C & H . . . >>>


Sam Kibble 1945-2010-

Sam Kibble. . . >>>


Raymond H. Johnson 1922-2006-

Ray Johnson. . . >>>


Richard Smith 1936-2011-

Longtime C & H chief telegrapher ... >>>


Harold Chance 1921-2010-

Richard “Harold” Chance began Chance Manufacturing ... >>>