Show set for weekend

Published 10:58 am Tuesday, November 21, 2017

RICHMOND — Four decades of train-themed fun continues at the Science Museum of Virginia with the Model Railroad Show. Celebrating its 40th year, the event takes place the weekend following Thanksgiving, Nov. 24-26.

According to a press release, guests can enjoy model train displays, explore the Museum’s vintage train cars, take a trackless train ride on the Teddy Bear Express, see Clydesdale horses, watch blacksmiths forge custom metal pieces, participate in science experiments, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and make train-themed crafts.

This year’s event will feature eight different train displays with scaled locomotives riding through intricate landscapes and miniature cities.

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The Model Railroad Show takes place from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Horse-drawn carriage rides are available on Sunday only. A detailed schedule of the activities is at