Note: When there is inclement weather, the caboose will not be on the scheduled dates (for safety reasons).
"Track Talk" typically is a 30-minute presentation conducted by volunteers. Demonstrations and activities include interesting stories about artifacts stored inside the shanty; a hands-on demonstration showing how various track tools are used to construct and maintain railroad tracks; a hands-on demonstration showing how the No.10 track switch operates; a hands-on demonstration of the track signal with an explanation of what the various signal lights and colors represent; and a group walk to the nearby turntable basin (completed in 1851) with an explanation of how the turntable was used for steam locomotive service to Warrenton. Public participation is encouraged in several of the demonstrations.
Holiday on the Greenway
Friends of the Warrenton Caboose, along with Fauquier County Parks & Recreation, will be hosting a visit from Santa on Saturday, December 3 from 5-7 pm. The event is free. Santa will be greeting families inside a beautifully restored 1969 N&W caboose. The event will include holiday decorations, music, carolers, hot chocolate, cider, cookies and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows. There will be opportunities for photos with Santa inside the caboose so bring your camera. The location is at the end of 4th Street South on the Greenway Trail in Historic Warrenton. Parking is available nearby on East Franklin Street and at the 5th Street South P-lot. For more information, contact Ron Scullin at 540-349-1637.