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George Washington Train Show Set Feb. 15, 16 In CF

Clifton Forge, VA (Feb. 4, 2020) - C&O Historical Society (a national non-profit) will hold its annual fundraising event: The 2020 George Washington Train Show. This event takes place at the Clifton Forge Armory at 724 Commercial Ave. and the C&O Railway Heritage Center at 705 E Main St. in Clifton Forge, VA. The dates are Saturday, February 15thth from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Sunday, February 16th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Train show admission is $5.00 and includes entrance to the C&O Railway Heritage Center/Museum.

There will be a diverse selection of vendors which include: all scales of models, railroad memorabilia, antiques and authors available for signing, selling, and discussion of their books. Mickey Cash, an antique vendor and C&O Historical Society member, will be giving FREE – YES FREE - railroad antique appraisals.

Train Show Highlights:

• At the Heritage Center - C&OHS O-scale layout team leaders Scott Cyrus, Nick Marakovits, and Jeremy Ferrell from West Virginia will be present. They will be running the museum’s model layout of the C&O Railway's route and showcasing equipment representative of the 1940s through the Chessie System era. Additionally, they will be joined by guests from the Appalachian Model Railroad Society in Ashland, Kentucky.

• At the Heritage Center, author Thomas W. Dixon and illustrator Natalie O'Dell will be on hand from 11 AM to 2 PM for the first-ever author/artist book signing of the C&OHS's history-making children's book, Chessie Takes a Train Trip. The just-published storybook has introduced Chessie the Railroad Kitten to a new generation and this event is the first time author and artist have been together for a joint signing since the book's release. Don't miss the chance to own a signed piece of history!

• The newly-formed C&OHS T-Trak modular group will be holding their first-ever showcasing of members' modules from several states at the Clifton Forge armory, including C&OHS member Craig Laing's detailed module of Prince, WV and C&OHS member Doug Andre's new module of Nuttall in the New River Gorge. This rapidly-expanding group for N-scale modelers continues to gain traction and wishes to educate additional C&O modelers of N-scale of the possibilities of T-Trak and how modules can be combined during shows to form large layouts.

• N-Scale Layout and hands-on demonstrations at the Heritage Center by C&OHS member and crowd favorite Dale Perry. Come see a variety of specially-imported Kato passenger sets running throughout the day and hear industry information first hand as Dale demonstrates his catalog of N-scale equipment for visitors of all ages.

• West Virginia Operation Life Saver will have a display at the Heritage Center – Great for kids!

The C&O Railway Heritage Center features a full historical museum with an O-scale layout, railroad car exhibits, a 7 1⁄2” gauge ride-on-train, and so much more! Swing by The Depot Gift Shop and browse all of our unique gifts! Visit the Heritage Center website at www.candoheritage.org.

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