Admission to the Bradford Ohio Railroad Festival and Train Meet is $5/adult and $3/child age three and older.
- When: June 3, 2023 (Always the first Saturday in June) from 10am – 4pm
- Location: (Map It) 200 N Miami Avenue in Bradford, Ohio, at the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum on the corner of Main & Miami. Historic BF Tower is at 501 E Main
- Phone: 937-552-2196
- Web: www.bradfordrrmuseum.org
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Festival and Train Meet feature Garden Guage and N Scale suitcase train layouts, a Thomas the Train children’s ride, and the Carillon Park portable train ride. There are also Ohio motor pool vintage military vehicles, including a D-Day remembrance with vehicles from WWII through the Gulf War, plus 101st Airborne Re-enactors. In addition, there’s a drone race, Thomas The Train Play Area, hobo signs and crafts, railroad and historical displays.
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum dedicates this festival to the preservation of Bradford & southwestern Ohio railroad heritage. The railroad was once a significant part of Bradford’s economy, employing many who manned the trains, worked in the switching yards and in the roundhouse where steam locomotives were kept and maintained between runs.
The museum has restored Bradford’s former Pennsylvania Railroad BF interlocking tower and opened a museum in the former bank building. The museum Gift Shoppe will be open and feature a number of train paraphernalia and Cat’s Meow figurines of historical train locations.