B&O Railroad Museum – Holiday Festival of Trains

Why did it take us so long to visit the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland? This place is great! By visiting in December, we also had an extra treat of also enjoying the special event Holiday Festival of Trains and Toys. The B&O Railroad Museum has three buildings you can tour which includes the Roundhouse, Annex Building, and the Baltimore & Ohio Passenger Car Works. The yard around those facilities also contains a good number of different rolling stock and locomotives.
Entrance to the B&O Railroad MuseumB&O Roundhouse

Bubba’s Garage does Christmas at the AACA Museum

Combining Christmas and cars is a fabulous recipe for a good time. Recently we visited the The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania and spent a couple of hours enjoying their extensive antique car collection as well as the pretty decorations. The staff at the museum has done a wonderful job decorating for the holidays.

Christmas at the AACA MuseumChristmas at the AACA Museum

All American 23rd Annual East Coast Indoor Nationals

If it’s the first weekend in December you know nearly 300 of the finest cars, trucks, and motorcycles will be gathering at the Cow Palace on the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. This year was no different. The East Coast Indoor Nationals is billed as “the largest indoor Pre-73 all American car and custom motorcycle show on the East coast” and it lives up to its title.

East Coast Indoor Nationals Car Show

Trains of Christmas at the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum

The Bubba’s Garage crew has driven by the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum on Rt. 11 in Hagerstown, Maryland many times but we had never stopped. Recently, we had a little extra time to spare while running errands so Peg and I decided to check out what was happening. The actual Hagerstown roundhouse was demolished back in 1999 so all that remains are photos and historical pieces that the museum tries to preserve. Probably the best reason to visit the museum at this time of year is for the Trains of Christmas display on the first floor.

Hagerstown Roundhouse - Trains of Christmas