Kensington - An event designed for train enthusiasts—from the littlest fans to the oldest history buffs and everyone in between—will transform Kensington Town Hall into a model train spectacular on September 8 and 9, 2018.
The National Capital Trackers, a local club, will run “O” gauge electric trains on multiple layouts, with flourishes such as train whistles, steam, depots and bridges giving visitors lots to marvel at.
Called “All Aboard for Kensington,” the event in Kensington, Maryland, will also feature live music. Performers include The Dixie Land Express Band (Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Sisters Uke & Friends (Sept. 8, 2:30-4 p.m.) and railroad songs and stories by Matthew Dodd (Sept. 9, 1-4 p.m.). There will also be activities for kids.
The family-friendly event is sponsored by the Ditto Group of Long & Foster Real Estate and the Town of Kensington, and proceeds benefit the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation (noyeslibraryfoundation.org) and the Kensington Historical Society (kensingtonhistory.org).
“All Aboard for Kensington” Train Show
September 8 and 9, 2018
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$7; $2 children; $15 max per family
Kensington Town Hall (3710 Mitchell St., Kensington MD 20895)