Blue Ridge Chapter

National Railway Historical Society

Blue Ridge Chapter, NRHS Presents

  The 41st Annual Lynchburg Railroad Day 2019

           9 am – 3 pm, Saturday August 10, 2019

                           Boonsboro Ruritan Club

  1065 Coffee Road {Va. State Rt. 644} Lynchburg, Virginia 24503

    Lynchburg Railroad Day 2019 White Elephant Table

       Guidelines Information & Release Form

Thank you for your interest in allowing the Blue Ridge Chapter, NRHS to sell your railroad related items on a consignment basis.  There is no limit on how many items you can consign as long as these guidelines are followed.  The “White Elephant Table” is open to everyone! You do not need to be a Blue Ridge Chapter, NRHS member to consign your items.  We don’t collect a consignment fee if we don’t sell your item{s}.  Listing is free!  What do you have to lose?  Make money while you browse our show, PAID LRD 2019 TRAIN SHOW ADMISSION REQUIRED, and we do the selling!  Our chapter will be accepting railroad related items for consignment at our designated White Elephant Table “check-in” area at the Boonsboro Ruritan Club, 1065 Coffee Road {Va. St. Rt. 644}. Turn at Dollar General, off US 501 North, Lynchburg, Va. 24503.  Go to for detailed directions to this location.  Do not rely solely on GPS maps to get to the Boonsboro Ruritan Club!  The GPS maps may be incorrect!  “Check in” times are Friday, August 9, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.  These are the only times that there will be White Elephant Table workers available to help you check in your items.  Please note that there will be no items checked in unless you have your items clearly priced and marked as described in the following guidelines. 



  1. All items must be railroad related.  Examples include, but not limited to photos/slides, railroad prints, model railroad locomotives, rolling stock, track, transformers, structures, railroad memorabilia, lanterns, locks, keys, china, timetables, etc.  Scale model kits or built up cars, trucks, boats and airplanes are gladly accepted.  We love railroad tugboats!  Collectible hard and soft cover railroad books are encouraged and gladly accepted. ALERT!! NO MAGAZINES WILL BE ACCEPTED!! NONE.
  1. All items must be clearly identified with the seller’s three initials and an item number written on a price sticker secured to the item for sale.
  1. A master list to be left with the White Elephant Table staff must include what your three initials are, item description, item number, and the selling price.  You must price your items.  This is not an auction.  There are no exceptions.  No master list, no consignment.  Please have your name, address, phone numbers and email address clearly printed on your master list so you can be contacted about any future shows.
  1. Consignment fees: 20% of the seller’s “marked” price.  There will be a minimum commission payable to the Blue Ridge Chapter of $1.00 per item or group of items.

Example 1: A single item has the selling price of $10.00.  If sold, the seller received $8.00 and the Blue Ridge Chapter, NRHS receives $2.00

Example 2: A single item has the selling price of $4.00.  20% of $4.00 is $.80.  Since the minimum handling charge is $1.00, if this item is sold, the seller will receive $3.00.  It is recommended to bag groups of small loose or inexpensive items together to sell them as a single item.  This may save you money by avoiding multiple minimum handling charges.  No charge to you if we don’t sell your item{s}.  

Please mark all of your prices using whole dollar amounts.


  1. Any unsold items not picked from the White Elephant Table by the end of the show will become the property of the Blue Ridge Chapter, NRHS.
  1. Instructions for receiving payment: The White Elephant Table closes at 3:00 pm the day of the show.  Sellers may collect the money due to them after the White Elephant Table workers finish calculating the money due to you from the sales of your items.  This will take place as close to 3:00 pm as possible depending on when the White Elephant Table workers get the Blue Ridge Chapter, NRHS commissions calculated.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  The White Elephant Table workers don’t have time to calculate your portion during the day. You can pick up your items at any time providing that there is someone available to help you check your sold items off of your master list.  If you are unable to pick up your money, a check will be mailed to you if you supply a SASE.
  1. Disclosure Statement:

Every precaution will be taken to assure the safe handling of your items.  Brass locomotives and other expensive items will be shown only with the assistance of a White Elephant Table staff member.  If an item needs to be test run, it will only be done with a White Elephant Table staff member or seller present.  No exceptions will be made.

         The Boonsboro Ruritan Club, the National Railway Historical Society, the Blue Ridge Chapter, NRHS or any member of these organizations assume no responsibility for incorrectly priced, damaged, or stolen items.  The risk rests entirely upon the seller/consignor.

Thank you for allowing the Blue Ridge Chapter, NRHS to consign your railroad items. Lynchburg Railroad Day 2019 Train Show Chairman Barry Moorefield, Questions?  Email Barry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Homel Phone: 434-821-2174 daily.BEFORE 9:00 p.m.        

I have read and understand the guidelines and regulations written above and agree with them as written. I HAVE PAID MY LRD 2019 ADMISSION FEE.

Signed:  __________________________________________     Date: _________________

Still have questions?  Contact our experts:

For additional Railroad Day information and to rent vendor/sales tables contact:


Vendor Table Registrar, John Tanner, 434-841-6669, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Chairman: Barry Moorefield, 434-821-2174 Before 9 p.m, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Train Show Coordinator, Norris Deyerle, 434-851-0151, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pic5b For 41 years, Lynchburg Rail Day brought area modelers and rail fans together for a day of fun, clinics, home layout tours, model contests, and plenty of iron horse trading -- all first sponsored by our local model shop, Trains Unlimited.  The show was organized in 1978 by Jim Revell, who held the first Lynchburg Rail Day behind his store on Lakeside Drive in Lynchburg.  Under his guidance the show grew, moving into successively larger venues to accommodate bigger crowds and more expansive modular layouts featuring all of the popular scales.


Blue Ridge Chapter members helped from the start. They manned display equipment provided by the railroads, including visits by the Best Friend of Charleston, Norfolk Southern's exhibit car, and variety of Amtrak passenger cars over the years. Members helped with set up, model contests and clinics, and eventually took over the food concessions and organized a "white elephant" table as chapter fund raisers.

When Jim Revell sold the shop to Bill Cox in 1996, Lynchburg Rail Day was a well established popular area event operating in the Lynchburg Builder's Association Greenstone Centre. In 2003, Bill decided to retire and sold the store. Coincidentally, the Builder's Centre was optioned to a development.  Both events threatened Lynchburg Rail Day's future. Wanting the show to continue, Blue Ridge Chapter members voted to promote Lynchburg Rail Day themselves and have been sponsoring the event ever since. 


A new location for Lynchburg Rail Day was found at the Boonsboro Ruritan Club, just off of U.S. 501 North near Lynchburg, Virginia. You are invited to take the short and scenic drive northwest of Lynchburg to our biggest location ever! There is plenty of free parking and the building is handicap accessible.Come join us as we carry on an annual Lynchburg tradition!

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