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Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival Photos

This weekend's road trip found us in Spruce Pine, North Carolina for their annual Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival.  While the festival is relatively small it is a great place to learn about blacksmiths and their trade. Demonstrations are  held thought the festival as well as a timed competition.

Photos from The Texas Returns

What a fantastic day to be at the "The Texas Returns: Featuring 100 Years of American Steam" event held by the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina. We made the long trip to see the Texas locomotive unveiling. This was the first public exhibition of the former Western and Atlantic Railroad 4-4-0 since its 16 month restoration.

NC Railroad Expo - Trip Report

We don't need much of an excuse to take a road trip these days so we piled into the car and headed off to the NC Railroad Expo in Hickory, NC.  The Expo was held at the very nice  Hickory Metro Convention Center, just off off I-40.


2016 Asheville Food Truck Showdown

The 2016 Asheville Food Truck Showdown provided good entertainment and great food. 17 food trucks participated in this year's event at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC.

WNC Model Train Show - Trip Report

Peg and I made a quick trip to the WNC Model Train Show. The show was held at the WNC AG Center just outside of Ashville, NC.  It was a decent show with plenty of vendors and several nice club layouts. It was worth the price of admission but we really didn't find anything to bring back home. Maybe next year.




Hendersonville Cars and Coffee Photos

Over 300 cars showed up early, starting at 8:00 AM, for the recent Hendersonville Cars and Coffee cruise-in. World of Clothing in Hendersonville, NC hosted the event and cars were spread out all across their large parking lot.

52nd Atlanta Model Train Show

The 52nd Atlanta Model Train Show was held at the Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth, GA. The Forum is a wonderful place to hold an event and the Atlanta Model Train Show did not disappoint.


There were plenty of items to buy in various gauges of N, HO, and O, plus others.




Several operating layouts were also running throughout the day. The detail on many of these model railroad modules was fantastic.






The 52nd Atlanta Model Train Show was a nice show with plenty to see and buy. We will probably make a trip back to this one in the future.


A Visit to the Smoky Mountain Trains Museum

We took a road trip to visit the Smoky Mountain Trains Museum in Bryson City, NC. This museum houses a large collection of Lionel trains, cars, and accessories.