Friday, September 2, 2011
Ardenwood Farm Railroad Fair Coming Soon -- September 2, 2011
If you are looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend, I can recommend the Eleventh Annual Washington Township Railroad Fair at Ardenwood Historic Farm Regional Park in Fremont. Every year, the Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources brings in a steam locomotive to join their regular horse-drawn rail operation. There are rides on steam-drawn trains and handcars. There is a large garden railroad display, and all the regular animals and farm equipment and the beautiful Patterson house.
For the third straight year, there will be two visiting steam locomotives, 1889 Porter 0-4-0T, Antelope and Western 1, which visited in 2005-2007, and 1890 Porter 0-4-0T, Cortez Mining Company 1, which visited the last two years.
It's well worth a visit, and it's just across the Dumbarton Bridge.
I took this photo of Antelope and Western 1, on Labor Day Weekend, 2006.
The SPCRR is building a car house to provide shelter for its collection.
$5/children (ages 4-17)
children age 3 and under are free
Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources: