Danbury Railway Museum to Host Steel & Wheels Car Show
The Danbury Railway Museum is pleased to once again be the host venue for the Steel & Wheels car show, this year to benefit HOMH—Help Our Military Heroes. HOMH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to “Improving the lives of our wounded military heroes through mobility and independence.” The fun will begin at 10:00am and the car show will officially end at 2:30pm. The museum itself will close at 4:00pm. General admission includes admission to the museum, train rides, tours of vintage railroad equipment, and the car show. Trains will begin running hourly at 11:00 with the last train departing at 2:00. Show cars are welcome; owners should show up at the gate where a fee of $10 will be collected by the car show personnel.
The car show is expected to attract many classic and unusual cars with the first 100 entries receiving goodie bags and dash plaques. A People’s Choice trophy is among a number of special awards to be given out. There will be music, food, i95 Radio giveaways, axe throwing, “hit & miss” engines, yard tours, and other surprises. Visitors can also participate in raffles. Including one to win one of the museum’s popular Hands on the Throttle experiences.
The museum’s Rail Yard Local will be operating — a short trip in a 100 year old vintage coach pulled by a 75 year old locomotive. Train riders will have an opportunity to see the historic turntable which is on the National Register of Historic Places as we complete a major multi-year restoration. Then you can tour the steam-era water tower pump house.
In the historic Danbury museum building, visitors can explore railroad history exhibits, operating electric train layouts, static model displays of the station and railyard, many one-of-a-kind artifacts of railroading history, a wonderful gift shop, and many other items of interest. Outside in the historic railyard, guests will find walk-through exhibits, and a vast assortment of train cars and locomotives – many that ran in Danbury during its railroading heyday.
Rain date: Sunday, June 11