Lynchburg Rail Day

Blue Ridge NRHS

The future of RAIL DAY is undecided, but is CANCELLED for the forseeable future. A decision for future RAIL DAY is a planned buisness meeting topic. Results will be posted on this website when a decision is made. Updated 05-24-2022

 

LYNCHBURG RAIL DAY 2020

LYNCHBURG RAIL DAY 2020

Saturday, August 8, 2020

CELEBRATE 42 YEARS! OLDEST MODEL TRAIN &

  RAILROADIANA SHOW IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 BOONSBORO RURITAN CLUB

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

Admission: $6/person, Family admission: $10.  Children 12 & under free w/paying adult. Your ticket purchase helps towards paying for area railroad preservation projects!

              OPERATING MODEL TRAIN LAYOUTS ON DISPLAY IN AIR CONDITIONED HALL      HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE - FREE PARKING - FRESHLY PREPARED FOOD/ BEVERAGES SOLD

 Model Train Items and Railroadiana “For Sale/Trade” from vendors from around our area

Sales tables available to the general public, advance registration/payment required

8 foot sales tables: $33.00 each with no charge for two attendees per table

 “WHITE ELEPHANT TABLE”OUR NO. 1 ATTRACTION! Available to train show attendees, the Blue Ridge Chapter N.R.H.S. will sell your model trains and Railroad Memorabilia for a 20% commission. If your consignment items don’t sell then it costs you nothing! “White Elephant Table Guidelines” forms are available on our website.

For additional LRD 2020 train show information and to rent Vendor/Sales Tables contact: LRD  2019 Vendor Table Registrar: John Tanner – C. {434}841-6669 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,LRD 2019 Chairman: Barry Moorefield – Home {434}821-2174 Before 9 p.m.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., LRD 2019 Assistant Vendor Table Registrar: Jerry Hampton – C. {434}841-8272 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Blue Ridge Chapter, N.R.H.S., P.O.  Box 11731, Lynchburg, Va. 24506-1731

Website: www.blueridgenrhs.org

Our annual model train show is a Lynchburg tradition for 42 years. It is always well attended by newcomers to our hobby and veteran modelers alike. Over 400 admissions in recent years. The show has a family atmosphere, with children 12 and under always welcome at no charge when accompanied by a paying adult. The various model layouts with operating trains are a real attraction for all. Enjoy the trains, browse the more than 40 vendor tables, and stay for lunch!

Operating Model Railroad Layouts
Model Railroad and Hobby Vendors
Door Prizes and Raffles
White Elephant Table
Food & Beverages

"All aboard" for this year's Lynchburg Rail Day!

Doors open 9:00 AM, August 8, 2020 at the Boonsboro Ruritan Club, 
1065 Coffee Road, Lynchburg, VA. 24503

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Where Is Lynchburg Rail Day? click for directions & map

What Is There to Do at Lynchburg Rail Day? click for Rail Day features

How Did Lynchburg Rail Day Get Started? click for a history of Rail Day

Who Can Answer My Questions? click for more information

Registration Form for Lynchburg Rail Day Vendors - click here

White Elephant Table Guidelines - click here

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.

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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. 

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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!