Friday, April 5, 2019

Columbia Railroad Day to bring railroad history to town on May 4


The Columbia Historic Preservation Society has teamed up with other businesses and organizations in creating an event for all to enjoy: Columbia Railroad Day, which will strive to bring railroad history back to Columbia on May 4.

The following will be hosted this year:

Columbia Historic Preservation Society Lectures: 
9:00 AM Organization Introduction 
10:00 AM Pat Morrison, Pennsylvania Railroad Museum 
11:00 AM Tony Segro, Scratch Building Clinic 12:00 PM John Brown, Reading & Columbia Railroad 
1:00 PM Doug Bosley, Allegheny & Portage Railroad 
2:00 PM Pete Green, Columbia & Philadelphia Railroad
3:00 PM Tony Segro, Scratch Building Clinic

Columbia & Susquehanna Model Railroad 9 AM - 4 PM
Visit this magnificent 1,500 sq. ft. plus model railroad display that will bring the kid out of you in seconds. (2nd floor of the Columbia Historic Preservation Society)

Rail Mechanical Service Inc.
Located at 380 South 4th Street (Please park in upper lot)

Climb aboard a 1940's Baltimore trolley car, demonstrations, Speeders on the rails, Antique railroad memorabilia and model train vendors.

Taste the infamous " Shifter Sandwich" which was the favorite sandwich of many railroaders in Columbia. Shifters and other edibles supplied by Rose's Deli.

Historic Trolley services start at 9:00 AM w/pickup time every 30 minutes

Cost: $5.00 per person donation

Drop off and pick up locations:

Columbia Historic Preservation Society
Columbia River Park
Rail Mechanical Services Inc.

The event scheduled to be held yearly, with future endeavors such as Thomas the Train and other attractions in years to come. 

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