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Host Steel & Wheels Car Show

June 15, 10am2:30pm.
$12; free for children younger than 24 months
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The Danbury Railway Museum will host the Steel & Wheels car show, this year to benefit Operation Toy Train. Each year, Operation Toy Train collects over 30,000 donated toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation, which redistributes them to underprivileged children within the collection areas. Admission gives you access 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 registration 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; every entry receives a dash plaque. A People’s Choice trophy is among a number of special awards to be given out. There will be music, food (provided by the Dining Car Society), “hit & miss” engines, railyard tours, and other surprises. Visitors can also participate in raffles.

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 take a ride on the recently-restored historic turntable which is on the National Register of Historic Places – a very unique experience – then 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 16


120 White Street
Danbury, United States