Blue Ridge Chapter

National Railway Historical Society

Rail Day Features

Children's Corner

children corner smThe children's train play area proves to be popular every year.  We will provide durable Lionel electric trains and plenty of track that children can use to create layouts and run trains.  The Chapter will provide experienced school teachers to supervise the play area and assist the children in having an enjoyable and successful experience with the trains.  We do ask that each family group have one adult remain with their children while they enjoy the trains in the play area.

 

  

Model Layouts

n scalers smEvery year we have clubs, organizations, and individuals who share modular or portable layouts for the enjoyment of those attending. It is interesting and fun to watch various approaches by those who  demonstrate modeling railroad operations. Children of all ages and serious modelers alike learn something by what these participants share each year. Some of the groups who have participated in recent years include LyNchburg Area N-Scalers, The Simmons Family, Fred Myer's Steam Locomotive Servicing Facility, Carstens Publications Model Crafsman Magazine Projects, Rico Colorado on the Rio Grande Southern Layout.

Vendors

vendors smVendors are the backbone of our show. They are model railroad dealers, publication vendors, collectors, and railroadiana dealers. Their displays represent a variety of railroad interest and often offer special discounts on some items. Peruse, ask questions, and you may find just what you have been looking for.

 

  

White Elephant Table

wh elephant smIn addition to our venders, the Blue Ridge Chapter will have a White Elephant Table featuring all manner of model railroad items as well as books and railroadiana.  Portions of the proceeds from these sales benefit the BRC NRHS and its programs.

  

Lunch and Concessions

concessions smCome enjoy Rail Day and stick around for lunch! Members of the Blue Ridge Chapter NRHS will once again be cooking up several lunch items available throughout the day.  All proceeds from our concessions benefit the chapter and its programs. Samples from last year's menu: 
                         Carolina BBQ Sandwich, chips, drink 
                         Hot Dog, chips, drink
We'll also have chips, sodas, water, and coffee all day long.

 

Slide Shows

A variety of railroad slide shows will be shown throughout the day. These are a great way to see some terrific railroad photography as well as to learn more about the railroad history of our region. These have not not yet scheduled for 2016.

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