4/12/2013 11:11:00 AM Randolph celebrates Railroad Days April 20, 21
by Sue Sullivan
Randolph's eighth annual Railroad Days celebration has expanded. This year it will be held Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days, in the Randolph School and the Randolph Museum.
This year many new and larger operating layouts will be on display. Progressive Rail will once again be bringing a locomotive, MNS caboose, and other cars for public touring. Progressive Rail will also have a show booth this year.
Slide shows of the Chicago Great Western in IA will be presented by Don Vaughn and held at noon both days
The train show at the school will include a swap meet, operating layouts and displays, collectibles, ATCS monitor (live, free public internet train monitoring), railroad books and magazines, antique toys and a concession stand. Admission is $5 per day for adults or $8 for both days and children 12 and under are free with an adult. "Early admission" is $20.
The Randolph Area Historical Society Museum is free and will display CGW signal lights and CGW artifacts. There will also be operating railroad crossing and lights, along with Chicago Great Western artifacts and history.
For more information contact RRRD Train Show at 35966 High Prairie Trail, Dennison, MN 55018-7415, email RandolphMNHistory@ yahoo.com, or call Will at 507-263-3199.
Check for show updates at http://trc.trains.com/events.aspx.
Vendor tables for the first day are $25 and second day free (set-up at 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday). Cost is free to operating layouts and/or displays, and non-profit displays (email or call in space requirements).