Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Conrail Historical Society announces their winter train show

Received the following via email.


Many of you asked for it, so here we go!

Having quickly outgrown the Marysville Lions complex by year three, an alternative location was being pursued however, attempts to secure approval at the proposed new location never materialized. We sat down and thought about the future for CRHS train shows and came to one realization. If we were going to continue them, we couldn't afford to bounce around from location to location when we outgrew the current location. Our show had to be solidified as a staple event in the CRHS yearbook, with a reliable and steady location being the first step. Given that prognosis, we decided it was time to look at where we wanted our show to be ten years down the road, and put things into motion now, to realize that goal. We really feel there is a future in train shows, much to the disagreement heard from other's in the hobby.

The traditional February CRHS Train Show has been re-invisioned, and we're prepared for a very successful future with the all new "CONRAIL HISTORICAL SOCIETY 5th ANNUAL WINTER BLUES MODEL TRAIN & RAILROADIANA SHOW" being held November 20, 2010 at a location where only the biggest and best shows call home, the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA! There will be new, used and collectable model and toy trains, refreshments, door prizes, railroad collectables, etc. Come out to buy, sell and trade all scales. There will be plenty of FREE parking available. Operating modular railroads of various sizes will captivate and inspire. Operation Lifesaver will be on hand with displays and handouts, and there will be an interactive children's play area with toys, games, coloring and videos! A unique visit from Santa with free pictures available will be a treat for kids of all ages!

All roads leads to Harrisburg, and making the trip couldn't be easier! With so much to do, why not make a weekend out of it? The railroad action is non stop in Harrisburg and with a wide assortment of other area attractions, it's fun for the whole family! Other events being held at the Farm Show November 20, 2010 include a Beer Festival, Motorcycle Swap Meet and Sale, Bull Ride Mania, and Mid Atlantic Antique Tractor Pull!
Slide presentations and other various clinics are still being finalized with details to be available shortly, online. Download a copy of the show flier (attached) for additional information including vendor registration, lodging and travel directions. Stay tuned to the website for further details!

With a big venue comes a big show and an even bigger marketing campaign. Our advertising budget has been increased by more than one thousand percent. Advertising guns blazing, we're bringing in the crowd this year. Please feel free to forward as you see fit! Hope to see you all in November at the show!

~KrisKristopher M. Klemick,
PresidentConrail Historical Society, Inc

To see their flyer, including vendor registration form, click on the link below.