NRV Model Railroad Club Annual Show

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Oct 012016
 
NRV Model Railroad Club

Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club Show
9am – 5pm November 5th & 6th, 2016
$8.00 admission covers both days, 12 years old and under FREE

The Largest, Longest Running Model Train Show in North Carolina.

NVR Model Railroad Club Show

With over 95,000 sq. ft. of Railroading. Multiple layouts in 6 different scales. Featuring the largest, single entity, portable, HO Scale Layout. Trains 80 cars long and more! Also, a full-size model of THOMAS the TANK ENGINE and a LEGO Layout!!!

Pre & post-war Lionel and Flyer parts and repair will be available.

In the Jim Graham Building, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC. At corner of Blue Ridge Rd. and Hillsborough St.

Jim Graham Building
1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607

Documentary on Southern Railway 4501 Steamer

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Sep 272016
 
Southern Railway 4501 Documentary

Every locomotive has a story to tell, whether it’s the passengers it helped carry, the parts of the country its seen or its place in the history of rail travel in North America. Southern Railway’s No. 4501 is no different.

And Then There Was One” is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Southern Railway #4501 and the men and women who have cared for her. This documentary was produced by a small group of volunteers who had an interest in telling this story to the public. It has been made available completely free on YouTube for anyone to view. This project was accomplished with absolutely zero outside funding.

The 2-8-2 steam locomotive has had a long history, beginning with its creation in 1911. After serving Southern Railways around the Southeastern United States, it was purchased by the Kentucky and Tennessee Railway and renamed No. 12. In 1963 it was retired before being purchased and undergoing a series of restorations over the years as it served as an excursion train.

She is now a part of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

Like & follow the documentary project on Facebook for future announcements regarding special features and a hard copy DVD release at www.facebook.com/4501film.

 

 

Charleston Area Model Railroad Club’s 5th Annual Train Show

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Aug 232016
 

This year’s Train Show will be bigger and better than ever. Several new vendors will be joining the returning vendors to broaden the selection and depth of items for sale. Two buildings at the Danny Jones Armory Complex will house the Train Show. There will be homemade baked goods, bar-b-que sandwiches, beverages and other treats available during the event. Several operating layouts will be on display featuring CAMRC‘s traveling O, HO and N scale modules plus Garden Railroad displays, live steam locos and high-flying radio-controlled aircraft.

Charleston Area Model Railroad Club's 5th Annual Train Show

November 19 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM) &  November 20 (10:00 AM-4:00 PM), 2016

Danny Jones Armory and Gymnasium
5000 Lackawanna Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29405

$5.00 for each day
$7.00 for weekend admission
Active military and their family are free

For more information or to rent vendor tables contact Scott Barnes at 843-973-1073 or email  trainshow@chamrc.com or barnescp@msn.com.

Check out the Charleston Area Model Railroad Club for updated information. Also stop by their Facebook page.

Directions

From I-26 East Bound: Exit 213B (E. Montague Ave) go about 1½ miles and turn left on Mixson Ave;
go 0.2 miles to traffic circle, take 2nd exit onto Lackawanna Blvd. (Danny Jones Complex).

From I-26 West Bound: Exit 213 (E. Montague Ave) go about 1½ miles and turn left on Mixson Ave;
go 0.2 miles to traffic circle, take 2nd exit onto Lackawanna Blvd. (Danny Jones Complex).

CSX Coal Train Through North Charleston

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Aug 092016
 

This is a hastily shot video of two CSX locomotives pulling a train through the Iron Dog district of North Charleston. CSX Coal Train through Iron Dog District of North CharlestonThis video shows the entire very long train of coal cars. About 8 minutes in length. Be forewarned, not much happens! Just a long string of coal cars.

Sorry for the fuzzy video, maybe I need to clean the camera lens. Or maybe it was the humidity. This was shot as I was sitting in my Triumph Spitfire with the top down on Rivers Avenue at about 5pm.

National Train Day 2016

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Mar 172016
 

Join members of the local branch of the National Railway Historical Society for National Train Day 2016 with stories, history, model trains and more.

The Best Friend of Charleston - National Train Day 2016

SATURDAY    2 P.M. – 3 P.M.

MAY 14, 2016

ASHLEY PARK

INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITY

1451 TOBIAS GADSON BLVD.

CHARLESTON SC 29407

PUBLIC  INVITED

CHILDREN  WELCOME

CHARLESTON CHAPTER, NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 JOIN US TO SEE . . . HEAR . . . OPERATE MODEL TRAINS!

ENJOY A TALK ABOUT THE HISTORY OF TRAINS . . . ASK QUESTIONS . . . BE A KID AGAIN!

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