All aboard for annual Railroad Festival in Riverhead: Photos

08/27/2016 3:00 PM |

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The Railroad Museum of Long Island held its annual festival in Riverhead Saturday afternoon to the delight of train enthusiasts from all over the area.

Two large train layouts were on display along with several smaller sets. Historic LIRR railroad cars were open to tour and a miniature railroad from the 1964-1965 World’s Fair took visitors on a ride around the festival arena.

Top photo caption: Signalman James Liaght, 12, of Calverton. (Katharine Schroeder photo)

See more photos below:

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The Riverhead station at the outdoor display. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Engineer Joe Costa guides the miniature railroad around the festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Anya Bravin, 4, of Manhattan shows off her trains. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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The Fitzgerald children watch the train races. From left: Tyler, 8, Rylee, 6 and Dylan, 10. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Brett Johnsen, 4, of Lindenhurst watches as Gary Brooks gets a train ready for racing. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Alex Essay, 5, of Jackson Heights races a train. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Liam O’Hara, 2, of Lynbrook is mesmerized by a locomotive. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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King Kong sits atop one of the display buildings. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Trains, train parts and other novelties for sale under the tent. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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The outdoor display. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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The indoor display. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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A detail from the indoor display. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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A caboose and two toy trains. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Dan Skabeikis on fiddle. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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