Riverhead, NY, Railfest 8.23 & 24. 2014

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Riverhead, NY, Railfest 8.23 & 24. 2014

Postby bellstbarn » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:05 pm

Today, Saturday, August 23, 2014, I much enjoyed a morning visit to the annual Railfest of the Railway Museum in Riverhead, Long Island. The museum is open other weekends, but this annual Railfest drew crowds who obviously had a great time. Please note that the Railfest it is also open tomorrow, Sunday, August 24, 2014.

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Rides on the train from the 1964 New York World's Fair were included in the $8 admission ticket ($4 for children).

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In the background is the building which contains an extraordinary model railroad exhibit. A local f.m. station, WLGN, broadcast from the porch for many hours. Quite a promotion! I listened to it after noon, on my way home.

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The Long Island Garden Railway Society http://www.ligrs.com/ has a permanent outdoor exhibit of great interest. The onion dome might represent a Riverhead church.

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I took the above photo because of the pair of LIRR Budd RDC's and the subway tracks to the lower left, on which a two-car Indepedent train ran clockwise and a four-car very old Interborough train (high voltage railroad-roof cars?) ran counter-clockwise. Many people were around the other sides of this very attractive layout when I took this photo.
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Re: Riverhead, NY, Railfest 8.23 & 24. 2014

Postby bellstbarn » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:54 am

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Long Island Garden Railway Society

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Train 6200 handled many who would also visit the Greenport museum of RMLI.
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