Railway Days this weekend in Monticello

Railway Days this weekend in Monticello

The Monticello Railway Museum's 2013 Railroad Days are Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 21-22), with a chance to ride three different trains.

A mixed train (both freight and passenger) pulled by Southern Railway steam locomotive No. 401, a freight train and a diesel-powered passenger train will run throughout the day.

This year will also feature an expanded children's area with face painting, a bounce house, Hodge Peddle car rides, a barrel train, a pump car and other children's activities.

The River Ramblers Bluegrass Band will entertain both days. On Sunday only, you can take control of a 5,000-foot freight train in Norfolk Southern's locomotive simulator.

Gate admission prices are $18 for adults, $10 for children 2-12.

The Monticello Railway Museum is at 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello. More information is at http://www.mrym.org.

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