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All aboard for the 24th annual Tri-State Railroad Weekend, March 17-18, at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.

The Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society of West Virginia and the park have teamed up to provide “a model railroader’s smorgasbord,” drawing 5,000 people to enjoy model trains in all gauges, operating model train layouts, more than 75 vendor tables, railroad memorabilia, with free rides to children of all ages on the 1-1/2-inch scale (9-foot-long) steam engine and tender.

Admission and parking are free; food is available. The event runs Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Greenbo Lake’s Jesse Stuart Lodge in Greenup. For more information, call the park at (606) 473-7324 or e-mail Dale Smith at conan56@sbcglobal.net.

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At the 2006 event, this G gauge Amtrak train was running in the basement at the Jesse Stuart Lodge.

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Brady Fannin, age 4, a big Thomas the Tank Engine fan, heads to the toy table.

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Cal Malcom displays his G gauge Circus Train. Malcom of Beckley, West Virginia, has been bringing his family to the show for 20 years and now has five generations attending.

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Eric Willert and son Cole, age 3, from Buffalo, New York, watch the G gauge layout.

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Don Kemper, a member of the Appalachian Model Railroad Society and avid modeler since childhood, mans a MoW (Maintenance of Way) HO gauge layout.

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Jim Perry, a member of the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society, mans the Amtrak layout.

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