Summerville Presents a Trains & Tracks Expo Saturday and Sunday, November 11th and 12th
Summerville Main Street will host a Trains & Tracks Expo at the Historic Summerville Depot on Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12. Hours of operation for the event on Saturday, November 11 will be 10:00 am-3:00 pm and Sunday, November 12 from 11:00am-3:00pm. Admission is free to the public. The expo is a great way to spend the day whether you’re an avid modeler or just looking for a fun and interesting day out with the family. The Trains & Tracks Expo is designed for children of all ages; for modelers, collectors, and enthusiasts; for families in search of good old-fashioned fun; and for the simply curious.
The Train Expo features tables of trains, accessories, scale models, collectible toys, a Kids Zone with inflatable’s, Miniature Train Rides, exhibits of classic trucks, a special exhibit from The Museum of Flight and demonstrations by the North Georgia EMC PowerTown. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Steam Engine is scheduled to arrive each day of the event around 12:45 pm with passengers and will be turned on the Summerville Turntable, for the public’s viewing pleasure. There will be railroad memorabilia for sale, airplane memorabilia, food and craft vendors at the depot, and a live performance by The Bradley Brothers & Watkins Family Bluegrass Band to close out the expo on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
A highlight for the event will be the Chattanooga Modular Modeler Train exhibit. The Chattanooga Modular Modelers, Inc. is a non-profit Tennessee corporation that uses the hobby of model railroading to educate the public about the role the railroads have played in our nation’s history. They teach techniques for construction of portable displays. They also teach electric and electronics principles used in modern devices, and how to display artistic expression through the mastery of the many skills necessary to complete a model railroad or diorama. Their motto is “Teaching and Inspiring through the art of Model Railroading”. Model train and railroad exhibitors from the North Georgia Module Rail Group, Tunnel Hill, and Cumming will also be on site with exhibits.