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Tri-State Model Railroad Show set for March 16-17

Published 10:42am Wednesday, March 6, 2013

GREENUP, Ky. —Model and full-sized railroad enthusiasts will soon get their fix as the 30th annual Tri-State Model Railroad Show and Railroad Collectors Sale and Swap chugs into the Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup, Ky.

The two-day event will feature more than 90 dealers from seven states, live steam train rides and plenty of information for train veterans and newcomers alike.

“We have had people come from Louisiana and Mississippi with this show as their destination,” Dale Smith, event coordinator, said. “We have lots of new displays for children and adults of all ages.”

Smith, who has been with the event from the beginning, said he enjoys seeing children’s faces light up when they see the trains. He said the event is great for the community and the price, which is free, cannot be beat for a show of its size and quality.

Along with free admission, the event offers free parking and free shuttle service from the parking area to the show. Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17.

Approximately 5,000 people are expected to attend this year’s show, Smith said.

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is located in Greenup County, Ky., about 20 miles west of Ashland. From I-64, take exit 172 north and follow Highway 1.

The show is sponsored by the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

 

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