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Railfan Weekend at the Elkhorn Inn

Looking for an ideal railway tourism destination? Look no further than the Elkhorn Inn, dubbed "the best legal train-watching location in the USA" in Railfan & Railroad magazine. The Railfan Weekend will include multiple dinners inside authentic railway dining cars, a unique, historic getaway for two. The weekend will also host special guest Michael Kisser of RailStream.net, so you're sure to learn something new.

2017 Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show

With over 80 vendors participating – this Annual gathering offers numerous Marx favorites such as: Johnny West figures, playsets and dollhouses made of all materials, trains and accessories of all sizes, vehicles, games, and so much more! There are presentations and speakers that offer insight to rare and exciting items. We hold a get together for all vendors to come together socially and swap stories; and an auction of unique pieces takes place on-site. This is a great opportunity for new collectors to add to their assortment and build great relationships with fellow enthusiasts! Friday, June 23: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show 11:00 AM: Speaker – TBA (GAME ROOM) 12:00 NOON : Commemorative Group Photo Session (Immediately following 11 AM speaker) 1:00 PM: Speaker – TBA (GAME ROOM) 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Toy & Train CUSTOM’s Contest (GAME ROOM) see website or call for more information. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Marx Pizza Social at the Museum – A great chance to kick back and have an evening of fun with fellow Marx Collectors Saturday, June 24: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show 12:00 PM: SHOW & TELL – Unusual or Rare Marx Discussion (Bring along your favorite Marx Toy or Train to show off to fellow collectors! Some rather interesting items have been showing up at these sessions!) (GAME ROOM) 3:00 PM – 5:00: PM Pack-up tables/Final Tours of the Museum 5:00 PM: Official Closing of the Marx Show at the Museum

The Annual West Virginia Model Train and Toy Show

The show will feature many operating Model Railroad Layouts from some of the finest train modelers in the country.There will be several collections of railroad memorabilia and collectible toys and antiques.This event will feature a hundred or more dealer tables with items for sale. The event will also have a hands on Geo trax for children of all ages and Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise and collectibles for sale. There will also be food for sale during the show for the public. The Admission prices for the show is, adults $5.00, children 3-12 $1.00. Show Hours on Friday are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 304-543-2323,you can email us at [email protected]

Santa’s North Pole Express Train

Ticket sales for the 2016 Santa’s North Pole Express Train Rides will begin on October 15th! We are excited to bring you 8 exciting rides spanning over two weekends! Last weekend in November and 1st weekend in December. Leaving from Moorefield WV! Rides are at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Online tickets sales will continue until the train is sold out. All available train dates and times will be listed and you can select your ride. Then you will be directed to Paypal to complete your purchase and can pay with a credit or debit card. Refunds will not be issued unless the train fails to run. All riders must have a ticket. Ticket prices are $20 for all riders (including infants). There will be a $1.50 per ticket shipping and handling charge. Tickets will be mailed after November first to your PayPal shipping address. (Potomac Eagle Train).  

Cass Scenic RR State Park – July 9 – IRISH ROAD BOWLING

This Irish Road Bowling event is set in Pocahontas County, source of seven rivers in the highest mountains in West Virginia, Cass Scenic Railroad features a steam-powered logging train that climbs even higher than the town of Cass. Cass Scenic RR is a great mid-summer destination in cool mountains, and our bowling road is only a couple miles from the giant radio telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Greenbank, another can't miss for visitors. Irish Road Bowling will commence at 1:30 PM at Old Cass Road (County Rt. 7/1) at the bridge end of the road. Bowling will commence at Deer Creek Bridge area and end at approximately 1.3 miles at the Rt. 66/Old Cass Road entrance. Sign-up for this event will be on the event date, from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Visitors Center. Equipment (if you need it),and score cards will be available in the Visitor Center from 9:30 am to Noon the day of the event. If renting equipment, a $5 deposit is required. This is part of the WVIRBA schedule. More information on Irish Bowling can be found at wvirishroadbowling.com

Cass Scenic RR State Park – June 25 – CASS LOGGING DAYS

Cass Logging Days is two days of train and logging history! June 25-26, 2016 Interpreter Rich Pawling dressed as a Wood Hick (one who fells trees for a livelihood) wearing bib overalls, a cut-off shirt and boots will be presenting the following program at Museum both days: What it Was Like to Work for the Company. Whether living and working in a logging camp up on the Cheat Mountain or spending a night in the Company town of Cass on Saturday to "blow'er in." Hear the interpretation of the past (logging railroads, camp life, transportation, laws and their enforcement, tragedies, etc.). Bring the kids to talk and interact with the wood hick and to learn more about life in Cass during the 1920's and 1930's! Learn more on Cass event page. Blacksmith Dennis Murray-- Demonstrating and discussing his work. Near the Leatherbark Ford Shop both days. History and Technology of the Cass Sawmill Presentation and Tour Gerald Futej Discussion and walking tour following at the Sawmill site. Contact: 304-456-4300 Ext 111 (Monica)

Father’s Day Picnic at Cass

Celebrate dad as you enjoy a ride to Whittaker Station out of the Cass Depot. Once at Whittaker, enjoy a picnic to celebrate the day! Train departs at 11 a.m.

Coal Mining, Railroad, and Scrip Trading Show

The National Coal Heritage Area is hosting the second annual Coal Mining, Railroad, and Scrip Trading Show on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Vendors will be displaying and trading coal and railroad memorabilia at the Bramwell Train Depot from 10 am to 3 pm. In addition to the trade show, we will have activities for the entire family. You may take a commerative photo on our mini refurbished train speeder and print a copy to take with you. New to the show this year is a pepperoni roll cook-off. Participants interested in the cook off must pre-register and bring a pre-baked pepperoni roll to the event. All entries are due by noon with judging and awards to follow. Concessions including snacks and drinks will also be available. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event and to register for the cook-off or as a vendor, please contact Richard Bullins at 304-248-8595 or e-mail [email protected]

An Afternoon with Jim Costa

Say goodbye to January and the winter blues! The Age of Steam Exhibit rolls on at the North House Museum with a special event for the whole family. Jim Costa will entertain with railroad songs and stories. Children can operate the electric train on the ever-expanding Greenbrier Junction layout or paint a small wooden train whistle. Light refreshments will be served. Come and see what's been added to our latest exhibit!

Steam Shutterbug Weekend

Steam Shutterbug Weekend: Saturday November 7-8 This is a great Steam weekend for rail fans wanting photography opportunities on the Cass Shays and Durbin Climax. Event includes train departures from Cass and Durbin on both days. Mountainrail.com 866-460-7265