Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ardenwood Farm Railroad Fair Coming Soon -- August 28, 2012

If you are looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend, I can recommend the Twelfth 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 replace 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.

Visiting for the third straight year is Ann Marie, an 1890 Porter 0-4-0T, Cortez Mining Company 1. 

It is well worth a visit.  This year the Dumbarton Bridge will be closed for retrofitting over Labor Day weekend, so those of us coming from the west will look for an alternate route.  .

I took this photo of Ann Marie on Labor Day Weekend, 2011.

The SPCRR is building a car house to provide shelter for its collection.

10-4, September 1, 2, 3.

$6/Seniors (62+);
$5/children (ages 4-17)
children age 3 and under are free
Free Parking

Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources:

Fair flier:

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