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Second Annual Railroad Celebration
« on: November 17, 2009, 10:51:33 AM »
The nonprofit Three Rivers Railroad Heritage Council will hold a two-day celebration of railroading in the greater Tri-State Area. Railroad historians, preservationists, operators, and modelers will be present to discuss all aspects of railroading from past through present activities and events. Themes for 2010 will be:
   -passenger train service
  -The Freedom Train
  -The Kingsland wreck 1910
  - Pennsylvania Flyer Wreck at Swinney Park 1913
Displays will include:
- Locomotive and rail car equipment (bells, whistles, couplers and more)
- Tools, lanterns, signals, semaphores and signs
- Railroad clocks and watches
- Telegraph and telephone equipment
- Comparisons of different sizes of rail used over the years, and different scales of model railroads
- Information on structure preservation and restoration
- Tower and dispatch boards
- A 1/8 scale, 10 foot long live steam engine, and 8 foot long interurban coach
- Dioramas of the Winter Street coaling tower in Fort Wayne, and the tower and crossing at West Dana, Indiana
- N and HO scale model railroad layouts
- A presentation on past and present railroad structures in the greater Ft. Wayne area,
and much more.

This event will be held in the large concourse of the restored former Pennsylvania Railroad passenger station, 221 West Baker Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Saturday and Sunday, February 27 & 28, 2010, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. It is open to the public: admission is $3 per person, under 12 free.

For more information, please contact Craig Berndt, 260-489-2392 or