39th Annual Model Railroad Show rolling into Science Museum of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The 39th Annual Model Railroad show will start their engines Friday at the Science Museum of Virginia.

(Photo Credit: Sean DeWitt Photography)
(Photo Credit: Sean DeWitt Photography)

Starting Friday, kids from 1 to 99 years old can go see the model Railroad show. Katie Gantt with the Science Museum of Virginia said there will be hands-on activity workshops, people can ride on vintage trains, and more activities for the family to enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend.

“This is a really busy time of year for us,” Gantt said. “People really love motel trains. While they are here, they get to see out clydesdale that will be on site and there will be a blacksmith and we’ll have train rides outside as well for our Teddy Bear Express.”

Gantt said hosting the Model Railroad show at the museum holds a historical significance as the museum is the former Broad Street Railroad station. Gantt said the intricate details in every model train landscape also spotlights engineering.


“Everyone really makes a b-line for the model train layouts because they really love trains,” Gantt said, “so we really hope that they realize how much science is all around them by just exploring, STEM through science.”

The Model Railroad Show will be held at the Science Museum of Virginia from Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November  27. The cost is included in the museum exhibit admission.


“I hope that families use this as a change to get out of the house, come out and explore a little bit,” Gantt said, “and check out our train show, check out our cars out back, and have some fun!”

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