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Carter Railroad Museum to host 2nd annual Big Train Show
Mini Dome

JOHNSON CITY – The George L. Carter Railroad Museum at East Tennessee State University will host its second annual Big Train Show on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, in the ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (the Mini-Dome). 

Utilizing more than 64,000 square feet of display space, the event will feature over 40 vendors displaying railroad and model railroad items on more than 200 tables.  In addition, there will be nine model train layouts in multiple scales including operating live steam locomotives. Food booths will also be open.

Train Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.  Admission is $5 per day and children under 12 years of age are admitted free.  There will be free parking for patrons in the adjacent ETSU parking garage on the corner of State of Franklin Street and Jack Vest Drive.

This popular family event returns for the second year on Blue Plum Festival weekend and is the largest train show in the region.

The George L. Carter Railroad Museum will be open to the public both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring model railroad layouts in three scales and four gauges.  The railroad museum is located in the ETSU Campus Center Building at 176 Ross Drive and museum admission is free.

For additional vendor and other train show information phone 423-753-6101 or visit

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