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Live Entertainment at the Railroad Festival

Train Festival
at the Depot

A relatively new Ohio Festival is the Train Festival in northern Columbus held every year the weekend before the big Labor Day Weekend. Located at 919 Old Henderson Road just west of SR315 and east of Kenny Road, the event attracts thousands of rail fans.

Train Rides at the Train FestivalNot only does it have loads of toy trains, but they also have several restored rail cars, and a 1926 locomotive on loan from the Ohio Railway Museum. The rail cars are open to tour with the price of admission and they include an 1886 George & Florida executive car, a 1951 Great Northern "Empire builder Series" White Pines Lake ranch car and the newest addition the restored Ringling Brothers 1886 Private Car. There is also a 1909 Central Vermont caboose you can tour. The star of the festival is the 1880s train station.

Each year has plenty of vendors offering scale model trains and other memorabilia on display and for sale with lots of operating layouts the kids will enjoy seeing. Plus kids of all ages will enjoy the scale train rides the circle the grounds.

Rail Fan

Scale Rolling Stock on Sale

Throughout the event that runs from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day, there is live entertainment performed on the loading dock of the depot and a free trolley ride from the festival site to the Ohio Railway Museum.

Train Festival Model Railroad Layout

See also:

Ohio Rail Museum in Worthington