A man and a woman stand with a model train set.

Rappahannock Rail Museum Expansion Ribbon Cutting

by | Sep 21, 2018 | Events, History

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. –  The Rappahannock Rail Museum (RRM) is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the newly-installed permanent rail road museum this Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10 a.m. at 11700 Main Street in the Bowman Center off Routes 2/17. Join county officials and volunteers of the RRM at the entrance to the museum and enjoy refreshments afterwards.

Tours of the museum and rides on the “little yellow train” to follow.

The museum expansion is finally open to the public following a two-year effort. Explore rail cars that include cabooses, baggage and box cars. Inside the museum expansion, visitors can view model trains in the HO, O, and N scale layouts, as well as memorabilia from local collections.

The Rappahannock Railroad Museum provides railroad-related education to the public, including information about railroad lines and related events in our area, as well as the preservation of historical railroad equipment in the greater Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg areas. Visitors are welcome to tour the museum Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. From Mid-march through October (and other Saturdays weather permitting), visitors are welcomed aboard the maintenance of way train (little yellow train) for short rail excursions to not only learn, but experience how rail workers in the mid 1900’s commuted to work sites. All train rides are subject to crew availability, weather, commercial rail activity and other factors beyond RRM’s control.

For more information about the Rappahannock Railroad Museum check out their website or contact the Economic Development & Tourism Office at (540) 507-7205. The RRM is supported solely through donations and volunteers.

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