Presented by the Beaches Museum & History Park, Riding the Rails: Pablo Beach Train Day will celebrate all things trains on Saturday, September 9, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Activities will include three operating model train layouts, a static display of historic model trains, antique cars from the early 1900s, and demonstrations of antique toys. Tours of the Museum’s 1911 steam locomotive, the 1900 Florida East Coast Foreman’s House, and the Mayport Depot will also be available during this event.
Operation Lifesaver will demonstrate train safety and offer goodies for the kids. A small scale trackless train will run through the area from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Keynote speaker Tom Schmidt, retired Vice-President of Engineering with CSX, will explore Jacksonville railroad history from its early years through the decades in the Chapel at 1:30 p.m.
Boy Scout Troop #37 will be selling hamburgers and hotdogs as local band, Double Take, plays live music from days-gone-by.
The event is free and open to the public. For additional information please call 904-241-5657 or visit www.beachesmuseum.org.