Organizers prepare for Thurmond's Railroad Day

Local - 7/11/2014 10:37 AM by Rebecca Turco

THURMOND - Want to learn what life was like in one of the New River Gorge's most renowned towns?

National Park Service rangers and Operation Lifesaver are hosting Thurmond’s Railroad Day on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to explore the historic railroad town and learn safety tips for rail crossings.

Operation Lifesaver is a nationwide organization that aims to raise awareness and improve public safety about highway-rail grade crossing and tracks. The Thurmond Performance Team is also partnering to sponsor the event.

Organizers said the day also features historic walking tours and the chance to get your picture taken on a historic railroad handcart while wearing a railroad hat.


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