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Posted by Bob Chaparro (Member # 3757) on :
This week the Union Pacific Railroad confirmed that they will be a $5,000 sponsor of the Banning Centennial Train Festival, which will take place on October 19th and 20th in Banning, CA.

The Festival will be a trainload of fun for the entire family. This will be a captivating event celebrating our heritage as a railroad town and bringing together railroading, model trains and the history of Banning.

The Festival will feature railroad history and artifact exhibits, children’s train rides, displays of current railroad and transit operations, model railroad presentations, hobby clinics, operating scale model railroads, a model train contest, a model train and railroad collectible/antique swap meet and information booths for historical and hobby and community groups. There also will be a free self-guided model railroad layout tour in conjunction with the Festival.

Whether you have a long-running interest in railroads, are just starting to explore the fascinating train hobby, are looking to discover local culture and history or are seeking a day of family-friendly entertainment, this Festival is for you.

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Posted by Railroad Bob (Member # 3508) on :
Thanks for posting this info, Bob. Haha, when I first read the thread title, I thought UPRR was in favor of "banning" all train festivals for some reason; maybe because they led to delinquency or something!

Pretty funny; probably because of the crazy times we live in.

Hope to make it to the Banning Festival- I've always been a big SP fan.

See ya,

RR Bob

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