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December 15 (Friday) Town of Blackstone and Bevell’s Hardware Lionel model train operating layout. (D/4)

  • 15 Dec 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • Town of Blackstone
December 15 (Friday) Town of Blackstone and Bevell’s Hardware Lionel model train operating layout. (D/4)

Bill Weatherford (804-221-0369) will lead a 2+ hour hike in his boyhood home of Blackstone, a former tobacco and railroad town.  The hike will begin in the municipal parking lot at Bevell’s hardware and will wind through the town, stopping downtown for lunch and then back to the hardware to view the model train exhibit.  The train exhibit is 20’ X 58’, and some portions change from year to year.  This is truly a highlight for this small town of 3,600 people.  The exhibit is open from Thanksgiving to the first week in January, and in 2015  31,000 people went through the hardware store during this time.

Bill will coordinate a carpool from the “Park and Ride” at the intersection of US 360 and Route 153, about 35 miles west of Richmond.  This carpool will  leave at 9:25 AM. If anyone wants to coordinate a carpool from the  Richmond area, email Ted McGarry for posting on the web page. You should plan on leaving Blackstone around 2:30 PM if you plan on seeing everything available. 

 

Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (c). 
P.O. Box 25283 
Richmond, VA 23260-5283
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