THINGS TO DO

Official events

Come out and meet the team and join us on the road

La Plata Railroad Days

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Where:

Lookout Park – La Plata, MO

When:

June 24th, 25th & 26th 2022

What:

Fundraiser and Meet and Greet with Virtual Railfan and the APRHF.  A weekend of friends, fun and plenty of trains!

Accomodations:

2023 Railroad Hobby Show

Where:

The Big E – West Springfield, MA

When:

January 28th & 29th 2023

What:

Join us for the world’s largest train show!  This show covers 4 building and sees an average of 20,000 people.  If you have anything to do with trains, this is where you want to be!   Come out and meet the Virtual Railfan Team! 

Info & registration:

2023 Ashland Train Day

Where:

Downtown – Ashland, VA 

When:

April 29th 2023

What:

Please join us for one of the greatest events of the year, with food, music and plenty of friends.  Come out and see us and enjoy one of the coolest events we do.  Details on the Saturday night dinner will be posted shortly.

Info & registration:

2023 La Plata Railroad Days

Where:

Lookout Point Park – La Plata, MO

When:

June 23rd-25th 2023

What:

Welcome to the BNSF transcon in La Plata, MO!  Home to over 80 trains per day, and the world famous Lookout Point Park.  La Plata is also home to the APRHF.org!  Come on out for one of the best FUNraisers around.

Info & registration:

Cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the host APRHF.org

2023 Strasburg Railroad Days

Where:

Strasburg Rail Road – Ronks, PA

When:

TBA

What:

Meet and Greet with Virtual Railfan and fans of Strasburg. Enjoy the Wine & Cheese Train on Friday night, Excursion and lunch on Saturday, and dinner together in the evening. A weekend of friends, fun and plenty of steam!

Info & registration:

TBA

2023 Whistle Stop Tour

Where:

Chicago, IL – Seattle, WA on Amtrak’s Empire Builder

When:

TBA

What:

The Annual Virtual Railfan Whistle Stop Tour.  Ride with us aboard the Empire Builder from Chicago, Illinois to Seattle, Washington.  Meet the team and hang out with the crew in Seattle.  We hope to see you aboard!

Accomodations:

TBA

2023 River & Rail Weekend

Where:

Kingsley Inn — Fort Madison, IA

When:

TBA

What:

We are bringing the Virtual Railfans back to the Fort Madison trackside for our 2nd Annual River & Rail Weekend! This year, we will focus on events being along the Fort Madison Riverfront, Pavilion, Santa Fe Depot Complex and the CB&Q Depot. It will include music, food trucks, a car show by the Pen City Cruisers, Mississippi River cruises and of course, trains! More surprises to come! Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

info:

TBA