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National Train Day
« on: April 07, 2012, 12:40:58 PM »
National Train Day is May 12, 2012. Is your group or do you know a group that is planning any special events?

We at the WVRR are planning an event in Metamora, Indiana for May 12, 13, 19, &20, 2012.


Full Steam Ahead! Come celebrate National Train Day as Lehigh Valley Coal #126 makes it Whitewater Valley Railroad debut. The one hour train rides along the Whitewater River and remnants of the Whitewater Canal and will operate at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm from historic Metamora, Indiana. Prices are $15 per person ages 2 and up.

Steam Event Schedule:

May 12 - National Train Day - Lehigh Valley Coal #126 will operate trains with President Abraham Lincoln on board with four trips daily.

May 13 - Mother's Day - Musical Entertainment on board with four trips daily.

May 19 and 20 - Four trips daily to the Laurel Feeder Dam and return.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are on sale online at or by calling the Whitewater Valley Railroad's Grand Central Station at (765) 825-2054.

For more information about the Lehigh Valley Coal Company #126, visit

DEPARTURE NOTE: Lehigh Valley Coal Company #126 operates from Historic Metamora Indiana

For driving directions to Metamora, IN visit
« Last Edit: April 07, 2012, 01:33:57 PM by lumpy72 »
William W. Gray, Publicity Officer Whitewater Valley Railroad


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Re: National Train Day
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 06:20:15 PM »
I just recently contacted the WVRR to see about setting up model railroad layouts in Metamora for the Richmond Area Railroaders Society. We just need to scout out a good spot to set up.
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Re: National Train Day
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 09:42:22 PM »
Looks like I know what I'll be chasing this summer.
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Re: National Train Day
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 02:40:00 AM »
ITM will be running their National Train Day festivities a week early due to construction in forst Park on the twelth blocking the roads. (Why we don't move down to Fishers as a departure point to the museum is above my paygrade...)

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