6.) Rail Festival – Dayton – June 24, 2017

It was a beautiful day at Carillon Park…

…and the Wright brothers, along with many others…

…were here for a Rail Festival.

Inside the first building were two large train displays…

…with all sorts of detail…

…suitcase model trains…

…guitar case model trains…

…and various historical and railroad-related associations (Greene County/NMRA).

Outside, the majority of vendors waited for festival goers under a large tent…

…selling everything from model train cars…

…wooden railway sets…

…railroad matchbooks…

…and various other train-related items.

But there were still other vendors scattered among the park grounds…

…along with more train model displays…

…a nice selection of food vendors (Nanette’s/Hamburger Wagon)…

…and the park’s many historic buildings to explore…

…some of which even held…

…even more fascinating train displays.

A building way in the back of the park…

…offered still more vendors…

…model train displays…

…and several train cars…

…that festival goers could board.

But if a stationary train car wasn’t enough…

…you could follow the signs to this line…

…and wait to board one of the miniature trains…

…for a long leisurely ride (about 10 minutes!).

There was another not-as-exciting train, but I feel that the wait time was exceptionally less.