9th Annual Railroad Days – May 6 & 7

Please join us for our ninth annual Railroad Days, May 6 and 7, 2016 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day), at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum.

All festivities celebrate Las Cruces’ railroading past and present. Throughout the two-day event, the Dona Ana Modular Railroad Club will have their H-O model train layouts running and expert modelers will be on hand to answer questions.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will have a locomotive on display (no rides) on Saturday. Inside the museum, Harvey Girl and railroad worker re-enactors from the Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso will talk about working for the railroads, and various museums from the area will have information tables.  Musical entertainment will be provided by the Las Cruces Ukes and the Country Drifters.  In conjunction with the Branigan Cultural Center, guided mural walks will be led through the neighborhood, and information about hobo signs and symbols will be available. Quilter Lynn Moseley will be creating a hobo signs quilt throughout the day. Outdoors, demonstrations of steam engines will take place hourly, weather permitting.  Two railroad speeders will also be on display.

Friday, May 6, is Students’ Day with special tours by appointment for groups, and a variety of fun and educational activities throughout the day.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 647-4480.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

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