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🚂Model Railroad Show chugs into Science Museum of Virginia

Posted at 12:58 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-30 18:02:45-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The 42nd Annual Model Railroad Show at the Science Museum of Virginia presented by Dominion Energy is underway in Richmond.

The three-day event features model train displays with various scaled locomotives riding through intricate landscapes and miniature cities created by HO, O and N-scale model train enthusiasts from across Virginia.

Other highlights include the museum’s vintage train cars, which are only open once a year during the Model Railroad Show, as well as steam engine demos, the Teddy Bear Express and Clydesdale horses and blacksmiths. “Rocky Mountain Express” is also playing on the Giant Dome screen.

Visitors can also see the museum’s centennial anniversary exhibition featuring photography and artifacts that tell the story of Richmond’s booming train station during its years in operation (1919-1975).

The Model Railroad Show is Friday, Nov. 29 -- Sunday, Dec. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Click here for more information.

Model Railroad Show activities are free with museum admission, which is $15.50 for adults, $13.50 for youth and seniors and $10 for preschoolers between the ages of 3 and 5. Museum members and children two and under are admitted free.

The museum offers discounts for military, teachers and EBT cardholders. Dome tickets to see “Rocky Mountain Express” are additional.