Train History Day

Cradle of Forestry
11250 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest
Cindy Carpenter
Jul 27, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come learn about the 1914 Climax logging locomotive on display at the Cradle of Forestry, and how this and other old logging trains wound their way through the forest coves of western North Carolina in the early 1900s. Climb on board and ring the old bell, and blow antique steam whistles on the Ghost Train Whistle Truck. Learn how to move railroad cars, switch tracks, and set up a train from engine to caboose in a hands-on railroad yard and HO scale switching layout. Interpreters will also guide visitors on a railroad history journey through slide presentations, historic photos, and railroad memorabilia. Presenters include Western North Carolina train historian Jerry Ledford, the Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum, and the Asheville Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

Cost for this event is $5 for adults, free for children and pass holders.