I hear that train a’comin’, coming’ round the bend…
It may have been a while since trains have run in Morehead, but Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26, will see the trains running once more!
The Morehead History and Railroad Museum will sponsor a two-day model train and railroad show in the Morehead Conference Center on First Street featuring model train layouts from visiting model railroad clubs, exhibits, videos, vendors, door prizes and more.
“If you are a beginning model railroader, an advanced modeler, want to do some trading, or would just like to relive your childhood when virtually every kid had an electric train, this show will be for you,” said Rick Charles, museum member and train show director.
“We think kids of every age will enjoy themselves,” Charles said. “There will be something for everyone. Several model scales and gauges will be on exhibit and for sale. We will even have a large one-eighth scale train layout operating beside the museum offering free rides to small children.”
Admission to the train show is $5, which is good for both days. Kids age 10 and under get in free.
On Saturday, a hot dog lunch is available at the museum across the street and everyone is encouraged to tour the museum, where they will find additional model layouts and displays on area railroads as well as a variety of other historical exhibits and activities for adults and kids alike. Everyone visiting the museum will receive a souvenir Morehead & North Fork Railroad Ticket from days long gone.
The show will run Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
“We hope to make this annual event,” said Charles, “so bring the kids and make a day of it.”
And don’t forget your camera!