Come learn about the 1915 Climax logging train on display at the Cradle of Forestry, and how it wound its way through the forest coves of western North Carolina for over 40 years during the Nation's pioneering era of forestry and timber harvesting. Enjoy a slide program at 10:30am and again at 2:00pm presented by Western North Carolina train historian Jerry Ledford. After each program walk the Forest Festival Trail to see the Cradle's historic Climax locomotive. Climb on board, ring the bell and hear the sound of a steam whistle.
The Asheville chapter of the National Railway Historical Society members will display a hands-on railroad yard and HO scale switching layout. Learn how to move railroad cars within the yard, how to switch tracks and set up an entire train from engine to caboose. Enjoy seeing pictures from Southern Railway in the 1950's, old railroad lanterns and other memorabilia.
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