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Train History Day

Sat, Jul 21, 2018
10:00 am
- 5:00 pm

Come learn about the 1914 Climax logging locomotive on display at the Cradle of Forestry and how it and other old logging trains wound their way through the forest coves of western North Carolina.

Click and move mouse  on image below to see a 360 degree image of the train site.


  • 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.: See old photographs during a talk by Western North Carolina train historian Jerry Ledford on local logging history.

What is included:

  • Visit the Cradle’s 1914 Climax locomotive and learn how it operated.
  • Asheville Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society members display a hands- on railroad yard and HO scale switching layout. The young and young at heart can learn how to move railroad cars within the yard, how to switch tracks, and set up an entire train from engine to caboose.
  • See pictures from Southern Railway in the 1950s, old railroad lanterns, and other railroad memorabilia.


Sat, Jul 21, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Cradle of Forestry
11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States