ROANOKE, Va. -

Train rides, displays, crafts - you name it, as long as it had to do with trains!

From the very young to a little older- it didn't matter the age, people had at least one-important thing in common- their love of trains!

The Virginia Museum of Transportation held a "Train Lover's Day" and offered reduced admission rates so everyone could enjoy.

The annual event is not only a crowd-pleaser, but it's a learning experience too.

"Our history is based on the railroad and you can learn a whole lot of great things of history, and science and technology, engineering and mathematics through the railroad. And, today, we're celebrating the diesel locomotive and by understanding what that does, you're understanding all kinds of other things too," explains Director of Marketing Peg McGuire.

The museum says Roanoke is known worldwide for its trains and train history and it's important to support it.


PHOTOS: Train Lovers Day at Virginia Museum of Transportation

POSTED: 04:32 PM EST Feb 08, 2014 

The Virginia Museum of Transportation held a "Train Lover's Day" and offered reduced admission rates so everyone could enjoy.

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