National Train Day Open House

Saturday, May 11th is the sixth annual National Train Day, a celebration of trains across the country.  And in a nice bit of coincidence, it’s also the second Saturday in May so it’s our Open House day.  So you know we’ll have the trains running at Brickmania, and would love to see you visit us.

May 11th is also a very special day for railfans here in the Twin Cities, the world-famous 261 Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 steam train is making its first excursion run since its rebuild.  She is scheduled to leave Minneapolis Junction around 9am, and heading towards Duluth on the tracks just a few blocks west of Brickmania.  So bright and early some of us will be out by the tracks, with our cameras ready to catch a glimpse of history rolling through Nordeast Minneapolis.  Just for fun, here’s a shot I got at lunch when she was just pulling out of the engine shed:

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A reminder to our guests this weekend, there are several major road closings around Minneapolis.  The 94 / 35W ‘commons’ will be closed, so you might need to discover a different route to Brickmania.  But we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to find us!

As always, bring your Lego trains to run them on our layout!

Next weekend is Art-A-Whirl, and World War Brick is happening in June.  The next several weeks are going to be great fun at Brickmania!

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