In was many years ago. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad had been making its way west into the United States of America. As the railroad continued on, towns began to grow. Among those towns was a little town on the Potomac River known as Brunswick. In its heyday, this town had a big rail yard, a round house, a passenger depot and a tower. Workers walked out of their homes down the street and into the workplace. As the years went on, the workshops were moved from the town to places elsewhere. The roundhouse was demolished. The rail yard was partially taken up. Passenger trains ceased. The railroad was totally forgotten. Well, not exactly.
Welcome to Brunswick Railroad Days 2015. In its 32nd year, the railroad days bring back the memories of the very thing that built the town of Brunswick: the railroad. The roundhouse and shops may be gone, and passenger service may no longer be available (other than commuter service to and from Washington D.C.), you can still get a feel of the railroad in this town. Railroad Days keeps that feel alive with model train displays, B&O historical exhibits, free admission to the Brunswick Heritage Museum where you can see displays of the town’s railroad history on display, railroad talks, train rides to Duffields, West Virginia, and, if you are fortunate enough, may see CSX and Amtrak trains go by. If that is not enough, there is a petting zoo, pony rides, arts and crafts, vendors, live music, dance performances, activities for children, rock wall, a blacksmith, inflatables, and so much more. Be advised that if you attend this festival, you will enjoy yourself.
The Brunswick Railroad Days 2015 takes place on Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th from 10:00am to 5:00pm both days. Admission to the festival is free, but trains rides cost $11.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 3 to 12 and seniors. Tickets must be purchased at City Hall. As for parking, there is plenty of it in the Marc commuter lot.
So, come where railroad history still lives. Come to Brunswick Railroads Days.