The ETSU Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center is filled with all things train.
The Dome is hosting the 3rd annual Big Train Show on Friday and Saturday, June 1-2 and is the largest train show in the region will feature 65 vendors displaying railroad and model railroad items on more than 200 tables. In addition, there will be 7 model train layouts in multiple scales and live operating steam locomotives.
“Little bit of antiques and stuff, I think there is some old lanterns here and stuff. You name it, anything to do with railroads, model railroads, even older real railroad stuff, they’ve got antiques from it,”, Train Show Coordinator Roger Teinert said.
Everything you could ever want for a model train, from beginner sets all the way up to hard to find pieces for your complete display are available in every scale of train. Artwork, lights, horns, engines and train cars as far as the eye can see.
“The ones that have been doing trains forever are still buying stuff in here, we’ve got the basic stuff to start out and we’ve got vendors from everywhere, from Florida, Kentucky. You name it, we’ve got it here,”, Teinert added, “If you are a train enthusiast or wanna be, just come on in. We’ll make you one if you are not one already.”
Train Show hours are Friday, June 1 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 per day and children under 12 are admitted free. Patrons may access free parking in the adjacent ETSU parking garage on the corner of State of Franklin Road and Jack Vest Drive. A shuttle service will be available to take Blue Plum Festival attendees to the Big Train Show.
Shuttle information will be available at the Carter Railroad Museum booth at the festival. A limited number of free conductor hats for children will be distributed at the train show and the Blue Plum Festival.