Richmond Train Day Sept 23rd!

The Richmond Railroad Museum will be having its first annual TRAIN DAY!  On Saturday, September 23, from 9am to 3pm there will be a big celebration with a bounce house, kiddie train rides, a food truck and entertainment. Kids of all ages are invited to see all the railroad items inside and outside the Museum. Markiss Blowfish will serenade you with railroad songs during the day, alternating with Roger Reynolds the Singing Conductor.

Children have real railroad rolling stock to explore and climb all over. We have a coal-fired, steam locomotive that is a “saddle tank” engine just like Thomas and a Seaboard Coast Line caboose. You can walk through the interior of the caboose and pretend you’re a railroad crew member in the old days. Kids can climb up to seats in the cupola and see all over from there. In addition, just for this Saturday the Museum will feature a Bounce House and a Barrel Train never before seen in this area.  Photos will be taken of children on the various rides and free prints will be available.  In addition, costumed characters “Cinder”and “Tender”will be on hand to pose with kids for photos.

Look for food trucks parked on the cobblestones. 1st Street will be closed to traffic for this event and overflow parking will be in the gravel lot adjacent. Admission is free but donations are always welcome! Come one and all to the former Southern Railway Passenger Station at 102 Hull Street, The Richmond Railroad Museum.

The Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, Inc., is a voluntary, non-profit Virginia educational organization.  The Museum is open, free, every weekend.  Normal hours are 11 to 4 Saturday and 1 to 4 Sunday. They invite anyone with an interest in railroads to come to our monthly meetings at 7 PM at the Hull Street Station (the former Southern Railway passenger station at 102 Hull Street).  The meetings are held on the third Monday of every month.  See you there!