Danbury Railway Museum to Host Steel & Wheels Car Show

Danbury Railway Museum is pleased to be the host venue for the Steel & Wheels car show to benefit the Women’s Center of Danbury. The fun will
begin at 9:00am and end at 3:00pm on Saturday, June 13 (rain date: Sunday, June 14). General admission is $10 ages 5 and older (under 5, free) and
includes admission to the museum, train rides, and the car show. Trains will begin running hourly at 10:30 with the last train departing at 3:30; the museum itself will close at 5:00.

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The car show is expected to attract many classic and unusual cars with the first 100 entries receiving goodie bags and dash plaques. A People’s Choice trophy is among a number of special awards to be given out. There will be live music and a DJ, a model car display, food, ice cream, and other surprises. Visitors are encouraged participate in special raffles to benefit the Women’s Center of Danbury: a 50/50 raffle and a traditional raffle with three great prizes.

The museum’s Rail Yard Local will be operating — a short trip on a vintage train pulled by a 63 year old locomotive, with locomotive cab rides also available. In addition, the historic New Haven RR’s Cedar Hill forge is expected to be operating with a blacksmith making various items, and train riders will have an opportunity to take a spin on the operating turntable, followed by a tour of the water tower pump house.

In the Danbury museum building, visitors can explore railroad history exhibits, operating electric train layouts, static model displays of the station and railyard, many one-of-a-kind artifacts of railroading history, a wonderful gift shop, a coloring table, and many other items of interest. Outside in the historic railyard, guests will find numerous walk-through exhibits, and a vast assortment of train cars and locomotives – many that ran in Danbury during its railroading heyday.

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The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers, and is dedicated to the preservation of, and education about, railroad history. The museum is located in the restored 1903 Danbury Station and rail yard at 120 White Street, Danbury, CT. For further information, visit the Web site at http://www.danburyrail.org, email info@danburyrail.org, or call the museum at 203-778-8337.

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