NWO Railroad Preservation hosts annual Tracks to the Past


The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation will host its seventh annual Tracks to the Past antique power
show and fall festival Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to train rides powered by their quarter-scale coal-burning steam Engine 901, there will be
exhibits of gas engines, tractors, and steam traction engines; tours of a 1920s era B&O caboose;
operating HO model train and Lionel toy train layouts; demonstrations of shingle cutting, blacksmithing,
rope making, and sawmill operations; antique cars, military vehicles, and fire trucks; calliope organ;
woodcarvings, including demonstrations by the Millstream Woodcarvers; antique Erector sets; military
reenactors; and a small flea market.
There will be a kids’ play area with a huge sand pile, and the Elmwood FFA will hold a Kiddie Tractor
Pull at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Take a ride in a little buggy pulled by miniature horses. Also, get up close
and personal with birds of prey and lovable alpacas.
At the food tent, volunteers will be serving hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks. The Lugibihls will be
serving their homemade ice cream.
An all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes and sausage will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Breakfast is $5, or $3 for children ages 12 and younger.
The show runs from 9 a.m. to dark on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Daily admission to the
show is $2, or $1 for children 12 and younger. Train rides are $1 for all ages. A donation is requested
for miniature horse buggy rides. And a donation to the Elmwood FFA is requested for participation in the
Kiddie Tractor Pull. Parking is free.
For more information call (419) 423-2995 or go to www.nworrp.org.
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc., located at 11600 County Rd. 99 at the northeast corner of
Interstate 75 exit 161. For more information call (419) 423-2995 or visit www.nworrp.org.

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