Don't Miss the 19th Annual Railway Heritage Festival in Manassas, VA

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Don't Miss the 19th Annual Railway Heritage Festival in Manassas, VA

Living in Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket or Manassas, your daily commute or trips around town probably involve at least two glimpses a week of passing freight trains or commuter trains.  As our area has grown and we have more cars on the roads, Manassas and Gainesville have had to implement traffic resconstructions to make it so passing trains won't hold up traffic.  So when you think of a train, your initial thought might be aggravation.  

The 19th Annual Railway Heritage Festival in Manassas is there to celebrate trains and their history.  The event will be on June 1, 2013 from 10am-4pm in Old Town Manassas.  The event itself is free.

If you are a model train enthusiast, there will be specialty vendors on hand and displays from local model train groups.  I've accompanied my husband, a model train enthusiast himself, to an event where these model train displays were out for enjoyment of the public.  It's amazing the work that goes into them.  

Is a ride on a train more your speed?  For the price of $5 per person, you can catch a ride from Manassas to downtown Clifton and back at the top of each hour starting at 10am and ending at 1pm.  You can purchase tickets for this local June 1st train ride in advance at the Manassas Train Station located at 9431 West Street, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

No local event is complete with food and music.  There will be a variety of food vendors at the Railway Heritage Fesitval, as well as live music of the country and blue glass genres. 

From miniature train displays to rides on real life trains, food and live music, the 19th Annual Railway Heritage Festival in Manassas is sure to be a fun event for the whole family.  If you want more information on this event, please click this link.

 

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Donna Foerster
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Chris Ann~ I love trains. I had model trains several years ago, but decided to give them up. I really enjoy the miniature layouts. This event would definitely interest me! A ride on a train would thrill me too! :-)

May 18, 2013 10:02 AM #1
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Donna:  I'm probably going to get some tickets and take my husband on a train ride.  I'll be sure to have my camera to snap some photos.  Old Town Clifton is adorable.

May 18, 2013 10:24 AM #2
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Chris, The 19th Annual Railway Heritage Festival in Manassas sounds like a great event and a good time for the entire family to spend a day to celebrate trains and their history.

May 18, 2013 01:39 PM #3
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Barbara Hensley
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Good morning, Chris Ann.  The Railway Heritage Festival woulds like a great way to spend a summer day and learning the history regarding trains.  

May 18, 2013 09:16 PM #4
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Annette Thor
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That sounds l ike it will be a hit with the kids Chris Ann, nice post.

May 18, 2013 09:23 PM #5
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I don't get irritated by trains, not even when I get held up, which always seems to happen when I'm running behind. If I'm on time, the train never interrupts. Only when I'm running late. But since there is nothing I can do about it but sit and wait, it gives me time to look at my emails. I just don't want to be the one with my head down reading an email when the arm goes up and people start honking at me because I'm not moving.

May 19, 2013 03:17 AM #6
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Rebecca:  Old Town Manassas has a lot of fun things coming up for summer.

Barbara:  Out here, we see trains every day but probably don't think much about them.  I think this is a great event to get folks seeing the history.

Annette:  I bet they would have smaller train rides for the kids too, like Thomas the Train that I see at local festivals. There was a picture of a Thomas the Train ride on the website, but no specific mention, so folks will have to go and see.

May 19, 2013 03:19 AM #7
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There are so many interesting (not to mention historic) places and things to do in the Manassas area.

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Susan:  I love the historic places in the area.  I want to get to Mount Vernon this summer.

May 20, 2013 02:57 AM #9
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