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Rail Days honors Byrd

July 13, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - This year's Roundhouse Rail Days includes live music and a tribute to Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., for his efforts in securing funding to help restore the roundhouse, says Jennifer Baker, the roundhouse's office manager.

The program honoring the senator starts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and includes the unveiling of plaques - one for Byrd and one designating the roundhouse as a National Historic Landmark.

Live music includes The Mahoney Brothers at noon and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and The Fabulous Hubcaps at noon and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Weekend activities include pony rides and children's activities such as a Velcro jumping wall. Civil War re-enactors are set to perform a skirmish and answer questions. Model-train vendors and exhibits will be set up.


If you go ...

WHAT: Eighth annual Roundhouse Rail Days

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16.

WHERE: Martinsburg Roundhouse Center, 100 E. Liberty St., Martinsburg, W.Va.

COST: Admission is $5 for adults; free for children 12 and younger. Tickets for musical entertainment for the day are $5 for adults; free for children 12 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the front gate. For advance tickets, call 304-260-4141.

DIRECTIONS: Take Interstate 81 south to the Queen Street exit (Exit 16E). Merge onto W.Va. 9. Go about three miles. Turn left onto East Liberty Street. Follow Liberty Street to Caperton Train Station, where free shuttle service is available.

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