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All aboard for Railroad Days at Cold Spring Village

Railroad Days Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27 will feature free toy train rides, model train displays and various activities. Historic Cold Spring Village’s annual Railroad Days Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28 will be a weekend of railroad memorabilia, model and toy trains, and group displays in a historical setting. The festival runs 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days.

In the Village Welcome Center, under the Friends Pavilion and along the lanes of the village, visitors will find presentations and displays from a variety of groups. On display in the Welcome Center will be the South Jersey Garden Railroad Society’s 15-foot G scale railroad, as well as the Strasburg Model Railroad Club’s display of the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines HO scale layout.

Near the Ice Cream Parlor, guests can see the South Jersey Garden Railroad Society’s display honoring Thomas the Tank Engine. Additional groups, including the 4-H Club and Just for Fun, will exhibit a variety of models and landscapes.

Railroad ephemera and memorabilia will be on display and available for purchase near the Welcome Center. At 1:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center on both days, Jim Stephens, HCSV education director, will present a talk on Richard Trevithick, the inventor of the modern steam engine.

Children can enjoy free toy train rides around the village 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, departing behind the Welcome Center. The family activity area will feature special event-themed children’s take-home crafts.

Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village offers free admission to active duty military personnel and up to five family members.

For information call 898-2300 or see www.hcsv.org .


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