Rail Fair

Jul 20, 2013 10:00am - 4:00pm

The 4000 Foundation, Limited proudly announces plans for Rail Fair to be held Saturday, July 20th, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Copeland Park, Rose & Clinton Streets, La Crosse.  Since 1991, Rail Fair has grown to become on of the premier summer railroad events in the Mid-West.  This 23rd annual event celebrates the area's railroad heritage while raising funds to maintain and restore The La Crosse Short Line Railroad display in Copeland Park.  This year, we are also celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of The La Crosse Shortline Railroad display.

The Rail Fair traditionally hosts vendors from six states offering over 200 tables of railroad related merchandise.  Rail Fair patrons will have the opportunity to buy, sell and trade: Model, Toy & Antique Trains, Books, Magazines, Railroad Memorabilia, Railroad Art, Hobby Supplies and many more related items.

The La Crosse Short Line Railroad display will be open for guided tours.  The big steam engine whistle can be blown for a small donation.  Several railroad exhibits and displays will also be offered, including a working telegraph display, where visitors can send and receive telegraph messages to and from Grand Crossing Tower.  Concessions will be provided by Frontier-Badger #45 Masonic Lodge.

Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway are again promising to provide modern locomotive displays for public tours at their respective facilities.

Admission to Rail Fair is just $5.00.  Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

All proceeds from this event are used to maintain and restore The La Crosse Short Line Railroad display.  The 4000 Foundation is a non-profit organiztion established in 1989.

For more information, call (608) 781-9383.

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