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Train History Day
July 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree – $5
A 103-year-old Climax logging locomotive tells train-loads of stories. This day is all about trains with historian Jerry Ledford and members of the Asheville Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. At 10:30am and 2pm, see old photographs during a talk by Western North Carolina train historian Jerry Ledford on local logging train history. Visit the Cradle’s 1914 Climax locomotive and learn how similar trains wound their way through the western North Carolina mountains. The Asheville Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society members will display a hands-on railroad yard and HO scale switching layout. The young and young at heart can learn how to move railroad cars within the yard, how to switch tracks, and set up an entire train from engine to caboose. You will also see pictures from Southern Railway in the 1950s, old railroad lanterns, and other railroad memorabilia.