Archive for August, 2009

‘We’re all railroad nuts’

Posted: 28th August 2009 by Admin in Model Trains
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Source: By: Mark Gabriel/staff photo THE NEWLY COMPLETED “town” of Lakey Flats comes complete with railroad tracks as part of a complex model railroad display under construction by the Black Cat Club.       Miniature railroad cars wind around hills, through tunnels and between tiny towns in a large HO model railroad display currently […]

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Source:  By Joe Tennis Features Writer / Bristol Herald Courier Published: August 20, 2009 Roll into West Jefferson, N.C., and you wonder: What if? What if the old Virginia-Carolina Railway had not been broken up and lost in time? What if this place looked more like the Old Dominion? “If they had done it […]

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Source: The N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation and the Watauga Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society offer a chance to see the beautiful fall foliage, experience a great destination and enjoy the romance of riding the rails this fall. The museum is again hosting fall train excursions. In addition to our traditional Charlottesville, […]