Marceline, MO –
On Saturday, May 2 Marceline will celebrate its 4th Annual Railroad
Heritage Day. Local railroad history can be found in all corners of
Marceline. The Walt Disney Hometown Museum is located in the former train
station and the Marceline Railroad Story is located in The Beanery, once a
restaurant that served train passengers. Ripley Park holds a retired Santa
Fe way car (caboose) and a retired steam engine. South of town in the
former rail yards stands one of the few remaining sand and coal chutes.
The Walsworth Community Center will host a Model Train and Railroad Memorabilia
Show from 9am-4pm, including operating model train layouts. Admission is
$4, or $3 with a canned good; children under 12 are admitted free of charge.
In conjunction with the show the Santa Fe Historical Society will hold a mini
meet for their members.
There will be a Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive on display all day for
the public, as well as 3 cars from the BNSF business car fleet. Weather
permitting; there will be miniature train rides for children!
Ripley Park will be full of craft vendors of all types, NOMO Art center will
host a railroad themed art show, downtown merchants and restaurants will be
open, and the public is welcome to enjoy a day in downtown Marceline.
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