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Hundreds Hop Aboard For Riverhead Railroad Festival Fun

Young and old alike enjoyed the model trains and other attractions on display.

It was all aboard in Riverhead over the weekend as hundreds donned their conductor gear and headed to the 13th Annual Riverhead Railroad Festival.

Presented by  the board of trustees of the Railroad Museum of Long Island, the event took place on museum grounds on Griffing Avenue on both Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors can checked out speeders; gazed avidly at operating toy train layouts in “G,” “O,” “HO,” and “N” scale; rode the 1964-1965 LIRR Pavilion World’s Fair train; got up close and personal with historic railcars, LIRR M-1 cars, and historic steam and diesel locomotives; and were able to view cabooses and a GP-38 simulator.

Train enthusiasts flocked to a tent filled with railroad-related vendors, and guests also experienced the Museum Exhibit Bus, presented by the Suffolk County Historical Society, as well as working machines brought by the Long Island Antique Power Association.

Also part of the fun were METCA locomotive races and rides on the Long Island Railroad scoot train to Greenport and back.

Did you enjoy the Riverhead Railroad Festival? Send your photos for a gallery to Lisa.Finn@patch.com.

 

     

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