By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, May 7th, 2015 11:00 AM CST
The Historic Railpark & Train Museum in cooperation with the sHOw Modular Model Railroad Club, Inc. is planning their second annual celebration of National Train Day! The festivities will be held at the Historic Railpark & Train Museum from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday May 9th, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th.
This family friendly event will have something for everyone. The L&N depot lobby and Michael O. Buchanon Community Room will be filled with model train sets from around the region. Families can enjoy exploring the depot and museum together. The Lil’ Toot will be running offering kiddie train rides all day long in the depot parking lot, and parents can register to win a Family Membership to the Historic Railpark good for 1 year of unlimited admissions to the Railpark
New this year will be the addition of a select few vendors offering train related items. We’ll also have food and beverage items available for purchase during the event. We’ve also partnered with Event Photo to create an opportunity for kids and families to dress up for train themed photos. We’ll also have a live modeling presentation that will give visitors the opportunity to see how model train sets are built.
Visitors who have ever wanted to sit inside a real E8A diesel locomotive will also have the chance to make that wish come true with a guided tour of the historically restored railcars located on static display at The Historic Railpark & Train Museum. Tours will be half price all weekend on May 9th and 10th for event attendees. Regular business hours for the Historic Railpark are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission to the National Train Day event is free. Rides on the parking lot train will be $3 per ride or $5 for 2 rides. There will also be a charge for the themed photos.
The Historic Railpark and Train Museum is a non-profit organization and proceeds from Festival of Trains events will be sued to facilitate displays, exhibits and programming which preserve and present railroad history in the context of its impact locally and as a vital role in our nation’s social and economic development.