Virginia's Trains

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    Train enthusiasts young and old will enjoy the special train events, museums and exhibits Virginia has to offer.

     

    Central Virginia | Shenandoah Valley | Southern Virginia
    Coastal Virginia - Hampton RoadsCoastal Virginia - Eastern Shore

    Exhibits and Excursions

     

     

    Central Virginia

    The Crewe Railroad Museum offers outdoor excitement with a diesel engine, caboose and stem engine. Inside you'll see trains of the steam era and more.

    Shenandoah Valley

    The Virginia Museum of Transportation is located in Roanoke. Visitors will climb aboard the steam locomotives and even enjoy active modern trains pass by. Inside the Museum visitors will find antique vehicles, gifts and the nearby O. Winston Link Museum - the largest collection of Link's black and white steam locomotive photography.

    Clifton Forge is home to the C&O Railway Heritage Center. Visit the 1896 Freight Depot Visitor's Center to get started and then climb on the 1922 Gadsby's Tavern Dining Car and restored C&O cabooses. The kids will love the ride-on train, too.

    In Waynesboro, train enthusiasts will find the Augusta County Railroad Museum and its four scales of layout - three operated by members and one operated by young visitors.

     

    Southern Virginia

    The South Hill Railroad Museum is located in a restored historic depot in South Hill. The scale model Atlantic & Danville Model Railroad is the focal point of the museum, traversing a circa 1950 trek from Lawrenceville to Clarksville. 

    Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

    The restored Main Street Station in Suffolk now serves as the Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum. Visit and enjoy the two-room HO-scale model of Suffolk in 1907, as well as memorabilia. Regular children's story times are available with additional family-friendly events, too.

    Little train lovers will appreciate a visit to the Children's Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth. One of the most popular exhibits is the Lancaster Antique Train and Toy Collection with its 814 trains on display and 610 square feet of track.

     

    Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore

    The Eastern Shore Railway Museum in Parksley offers a 1927 Diplomat (parlor/lounge car), a 1949 caboose and a 1950 sleeper car for guided tours. Don't miss out on the unique memorabilia on hand that represents rail history on the Eastern Shore from the mid-1800s.

     

Train Exhibits and Excursions

Herndon - Dec. 13, 14 - Herndon Model Train Display - Model train show featuring both HO and N gauge operating displays. Fun for young and old! Free ...

Portsmouth - Dec. 6 - Artic Express: A Magical Train Tour of Winter Festivals Around the World - A trainload of fun filled holiday magic, music and a wonderful story. An imaginary train ride ...

Dillwyn - Dec. 6, 13 - The Santa Claus Train - Don't miss this opportunity to join Santa Claus for a special Christmas time train ride! As the ...

Blackstone - Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2015 - Annual Running of the Trains - Bevell’s Hardware is home to the famous Christmas Holiday Train Display. Thousands of folks ...

Gate City - Nov. 22 - Annual Santa Train Special - As part of the Scott County Bicentennial two lucky folks will get a ride on the 72nd Santa Train ...

Fredericksburg - Nov. 22 - 23 - Trains at Christmas Model Railroad Show and Sale - Bring your family to the National Guard Armory for a Great Train Show to get everyone in the ...

Ashland - Nov. 1 - Ashland Train Day - The 12th annual Ashland Train Day is a railroad themed event for the whole family. Come visit us at ...

Last Updated: 10/29/2014 2:02 PM
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