September 8, 2018 - 9:30 am
Beaches Museum & History Park
Presented by the Beaches Museum & History Park, Riding the Rails: Pablo Beach Train Day will celebrate all things trains on Saturday, September 8 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Activities will include three operating model train layouts, a static display of historic model trains, antique cars from the early 1900s, and demonstrations of antique toys. Tours of the Museum’s 1911 steam locomotive, the 1900 Florida East Coast Foreman’s House, and the Mayport Depot will also be available during this event.
Operation Lifesaver will demonstrate train safety and offer goodies for the kids. A small scale trackless train will run through the area from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Keynote speaker Neil McGuinness, local amateur historian of the Beaches area, will present his Boardwalk Talk entitled “How Railroads transformed America…and the Beaches!” in the Chapel at 1:30 p.m.
Boy Scout Troop #37 will be selling beverages and lunch items including hamburgers and hotdogs.
Riding the Rails: Pablo Beach Train Day is free and open to the public. The Boardwalk Talk with Neil McGuinness is free for Museum members with a suggested $5 donation for non-members.
Thank you Atlantic Beach Country Club for sponsoring Riding the Rails: Pablo Beach Train Day!
Thank you also to First Coast Logistics Services, Toy Train Collectors of Jacksonville and NAWCC Jean Ribault Chapter 68 for sponsoring this event!
Parking information: Public parking is available alongside the Museum & History Park on Pablo Avenue. Additional parking will be available at First Baptist Church – Jacksonville Beach, 324 5th Street N. Beachside Buggies will operate a shuttle service from 10:00am to 3:00pm between the Museum and the parking lot at First Baptist Church.
For more information call 904-241-5657.