Blue Ridge Chapter

National Railway Historical Society

Children's Corner

children corner smThe children's train play area proves to be popular every year.  We will provide durable Lionel electric trains and plenty of track that children can use to create layouts and run trains.  The Chapter will provide experienced school teachers to supervise the play area and assist the children in having an enjoyable and successful experience with the trains.  We do ask that each family group have one adult remain with their children while they enjoy the trains in the play area.

 

  

Model Layouts

n scalers smEvery year we have clubs, organizations, and individuals who share modular or portable layouts for the enjoyment of those attending. It is interesting and fun to watch various approaches by those who  demonstrate modeling railroad operations. Children of all ages and serious modelers alike learn something by what these participants share each year. Some of the groups who have participated in recent years include LyNchburg Area N-Scalers, The Simmons Family, Fred Myer's Steam Locomotive Servicing Facility, Carstens Publications Model Crafsman Magazine Projects, Rico Colorado on the Rio Grande Southern Layout.

Vendors

vendors smVendors are the backbone of our show. They are model railroad dealers, publication vendors, collectors, and railroadiana dealers. Their displays represent a variety of railroad interest and often offer special discounts on some items. Peruse, ask questions, and you may find just what you have been looking for.

 

  

White Elephant Table

wh elephant smIn addition to our venders, the Blue Ridge Chapter will have a White Elephant Table featuring all manner of model railroad items as well as books and railroadiana.  Portions of the proceeds from these sales benefit the BRC NRHS and its programs.

  

Lunch and Concessions

concessions smCome enjoy Rail Day and stick around for lunch! Members of the Blue Ridge Chapter NRHS will once again be cooking up several lunch items available throughout the day.  All proceeds from our concessions benefit the chapter and its programs. Samples from last year's menu: 
                         Carolina BBQ Sandwich, chips, drink 
                         Hot Dog, chips, drink
We'll also have chips, sodas, water, and coffee all day long.

 

 

Lynchburg Rail Day 2018 Location: Address Description

 

1065 Coffee Road {State Route 644}, Lynchburg, VA 24503 Lynchburg Rail Day will be held at the Boonsboro Ruritan Club, just off of U.S. 501 North near Lynchburg, Virginia. Make the short and scenic drive northwest of Lynchburg. There is plenty of free parking and the air conditioned building is handicapped accessible.

Location: Directions

FROM POINTS NORTH (Charlottesville, etc.) - Follow US 29 South.  Do not take the 29 Business exit just south of Amherst but instead stay on 29 South (a new bypass) to US 460.  Exit onto US 460 West towards Lynchburg/Roanoke and then later exit onto US 501 North (Candler's Mt. Road/Buena Vista). After two lights (mall entrance on left), take the right-hand ramp for US 501 North.  Go about 3 miles to the light at Lakeside Drive/US 221. At this intersection continue straight until you can turn left at the light onto Lynchburg Expy/Northwest Expy/US 501 North. Go straight. ALERT - At next traffic light turn left off of Expy onto US 501 North. Turn left onto State Rte. 644/Coffee Road at Dollar General.  Go about 2 miles.  The Boonsboro Ruritan Club will be on the right.

 

FROM POINTS SOUTH (Danville, etc.) - Follow US 29 North past the airport, under US 460, and into Lynchburg.  Shortly after the mall entrance on the right, take the right-hand ramp for US 501 North.  Go about 3 miles to the light at Lakeside Drive/US 221.  At this intersection continue straight until you can turn left at the light onto Lynchburg Expy/Northwest Expy/US 501 North. Go straight. ALERT – At next traffic light turn left off of Expy onto US 501 North. Turn left onto State Rte. 644/Coffee Road at Dollar General.  Go about 2 miles.  The Boonsboro Ruritan Club will be on the right.

 

FROM POINTS EAST (Farmville, etc.) - Follow US 460 West to the US 501 North (Candler's Mt. Road/Buena Vista) exit.  Exit here and pass two lights (mall entrance on left), then take the right-hand ramp for US 501 North.  Go about 3 miles to the light at Lakeside Drive/US 221. At this intersection continue straight until you can turn left at the light onto Lynchburg Expy/Northwest Expy/US 501 North. Go straight. ALERT – At next traffic light turn left off Expy onto US 501 North. Turn left onto State Rte. 644/Coffee Road at Dollar General. Go about 2 miles.  The Boonsboro Ruritan Club will be on the right.

 

FROM POINTS WEST (Roanoke, etc.) - Follow US 460 East to the right-hand exit for US 460 East Business (Timberlake Rd.). Exit here and follow Timberlake Rd. about 3 miles.  Take the right-hand ramp for US 501 North.  Go about 2 miles to the light at Lakeside Drive/US 221. At this intersection continue straight until you can turn left at the light onto Lynchburg Expy/Northwest Expy/US 501 North. Go straight. ALERT – At the next traffic light turn left off Expy onto US 501 North. Turn left onto State Rte. 644/Coffee Road at Dollar General.  Go about 2 miles.  The Boonsboro Ruritan Club will be on the right.  

 

FROM POINTS NORTHWEST (Buena Vista, etc.) Follow US 501 South over the mountain to the village of Boonsboro.  Turn right onto State Rte. 644/Coffee Road at Dollar General.  Go about 2 miles.  The Boonsboro Ruritan Club will be on the right.

 


Lynchburg Rail Day Map with Boonsboro Ruritan Club Location

 

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Blue Ridge Chapter, National Railway Historical Society

40th Annual LYNCHBURG RAIL DAY 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018

CELEBRATE 40 YEARS! OLDEST MODEL TRAIN &

RAILROADIANA SHOW IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

BOONSBORO RURITAN CLUB

1065 Coffee Road {Va. St. Rt. 644} Lynchburg, Va. 24503 

Admission: $6/person, Family admission: $10. 

Children 12 & under free w/paying adult

Your ticket purchase helps towards paying for area railroad preservation projects!

           

OPERATING MODEL TRAIN LAYOUTS ON DISPLAY.

AIR-CONDITIONED HALL.      HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.  FREE PARKING

FRESHLY-PREPARED FOOD / BEVERAGES FOR SALE.

Model Train Items and Railroadiana “For Sale/Trade”

from vendors from around our area

Sales tables available to the general public,

advance registration/payment required.

8 foot sales tables: $33.00 each with no charge for two attendees per table.

“WHITE ELEPHANT TABLE” – OUR NO. 1 ATTRACTION!

Available to train show attendees, the Blue Ridge Chapter N.R.H.S. will sell your model trains and Railroad Memorabilia for a 20% commission.

If your consignment items don’t sell then it costs you nothing!

“White Elephant Table Guidelines” forms are available on our website.

For additional LRD 2018 train show information and to rent Vendor/Sales Tables contact:

LRD  2018 Vendor Table Registrar:

John Tanner – C. (434}841-6669 ,

LRD 2018 Chairman: Barry Moorefield – Home {434}821-2174 Before 9 p.m.  ,

LRD 2018 Train Show Coordinator: Norris Deyerle – C. (434}851-0151

Blue Ridge Chapter, N.R.H.S., P.O.  Box 11731, Lynchburg, Va. 24506-1731

Website: www.blueridgenrhs.org 

Our annual model train show is a Lynchburg tradition for 40 years. It is always well attended by newcomers to our hobby and veteran modelers alike. Over 400 admissions in recent years. The show has a family atmosphere, with children 12 and under always welcome at no charge when accompanied by a paying adult. The various model layouts with operating trains are a real attraction for all. Enjoy the trains, browse the more than 40 vendor tables, and stay for lunch!

Operating Model Railroad Layouts
Model Railroad and Hobby Vendors
Door Prizes and Raffles
White Elephant Table
Food & Beverages

"All aboard" for this year's Lynchburg Rail Day!

Doors open 9:00 AM, August 11, 2018 at the Boonsboro Ruritan Club, 
1065 Coffee Road, Lynchburg, VA. 24503

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Where Is Lynchburg Rail Day? click for directions & map

What Is There to Do at Lynchburg Rail Day? click for Rail Day features

How Did Lynchburg Rail Day Get Started? click for a history of Rail Day

Who Can Answer My Questions? click for more information

Registration Form for Lynchburg Rail Day Vendors - click here

White Elephant Table Guidelines - click here

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