Special Events

SPECIAL -  May 11, 2019 - National Train Day

9am to 3pm


HERE IS THE LIST OF WHAT YOU CAN SEE AND DO

  1. SEE A BLUE RIDGE SOUTHERN RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE AND TALK TO THE 2 MAN CREW ON LOCATION
  2. TOUR OUR INDOOR HO SCALE LAYOUT OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  3. SEE OUR NEW OUTDOOR G SCALE LAYOUT IN OPERATION WITH LIVE STEAM LOCOS RUNNING
  4. SCAVENGER HUNTS ON BOTH RAILROADS
  5. VIEW LIVE VIDEO FROM CAMERAS IN OUR MODEL TRAINS
  6. OPERATE THE KID FRIENDLY THOMAS TANK LAYOUT
  7. TEST YOUR OPERATING SKILLS ON A SWITCHING LAYOUT
  8. OPERATE AN INTERACTIVE MORSE CODE TELEGRAPH SYSTEM
  9. SEE A 110 YEAR OLD 970 POUND LARGE SCALE LOCOMOTIVE ON DISPLAY
  10. VIEW OUR MANY RAILROAD ARTIFACTS DISPLAYED WITH AN INTERACTIVE SCREEN TO EXPLAIN THEM
  11. WATCH A VIDEO OF THE 611 ON THE SALUDA GRADE PLAYING ON OUR LARGE SCREEN
  12. TOUR OUR REAL CABOOSE
  13. PLAY WITH THE SANDBURG GOATS IN A PETTING AREA
  14. LEARN ABOUT THE CRAGGY MOUNTAIN RAILROAD WITH INFO AND POSSIBLY A MOTORCAR ON DISPLAY
  15. SEE A 3.5' X 7' HO MODEL RAILROAD LAYOUT UNDER CONSTRUCTION TO BE RAFFLED OFF
  16. EAT PIZZA FROM MARCOS FOR SALE ON THE PLAZA
  17. ENJOY A DESSERT VENDOR (ICE CREAM, FROZEN CUSTARD OR GELATO)
  18. HEAR SPEAKERS GIVE SHORT TALKS ABOUT LOCAL RAILROAD HISTORY & EVENTS
  19. TALKS LASTING 20 MINUTES WILL BE HELD ON THE HOUR, EVERY HOUR
  • HISTORY OF OUR DEPOT AND MODEL RAILROAD CLUB
  • LEARN ABOUT THE RAILROAD THAT OPERATES HERE IN OUR AREA
  • HISTORY OF THE SALUDA GRADE. WHY AND HOW IT WAS BUILT
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE CRAGGY MOUNTAIN TOURIST RAILROAD IN ASHEVILLE
  • STORIES OF THE WRECKS THAT OCCURRED ON THE SALUDA GRADE


VISIT ONE OF HENDERSONVILLE'S FAVORITE TOURIST VENUES
HAVE FUN, AND LEARN ALL ABOUT LOCAL RAILROADING
ADMISSION IS FREE BUT DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED


COME, HAVE FUN, AND LEARN ALL ABOUT LOCAL RAILROADING

Help us celebrate our anniversary.

The 175th Anniversary of the Telegraph as well as the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike celebrating the completion of the first transcontinental railway across the country occur this month!


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