The event benefits the restoration efforts of the Southampton Railroad Station Society.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Southampton Railroad Station Society's third annual Holiday Railfest will be held this Saturday at the North and Southampton Reformed Church. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature displays and exhibits by various railroad-related groups, including a model of the infamous 1921 Bryn Athyn train wreck. The Southampton Fire Company will also have some equipment on display at the event. Vendors selling items such as toy and model trains, locomotive-based artwork and many other fascinating gift ideas for any railroad enthusiast will also be present. Little ones who attend can have their face painted or take a ride with Santa on a replica steam train. Tickets are $5; children under the age of 12 are free but must be …
The Southampton Railroad Station Society held it's 2nd annual Railfest Saturday at the North & Southampton Reformed Church.
The Southampton Railroad Station Society Second Annual Railfest featured operational toy train layouts, historical groups and exhibits, food and vendors, live music, face painting and live train conductors at the North & Southampton Reformed Church Saturday. An actor portraying the infamous Phoebe Snow, the Lackawanna Railroad icon who rode the RR in the early 1900's saying, “my gown stays white from morn to night on the road of anthracite,” was also circulating through the crowds. Anthracite was a clean burning coal; passengers riding trains powered the anthracite coal could emerge from their trip with their clothes still looking clean. Santa was also in attendance at the railfest taking Christmas requests from the children. All of the …