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All Aboard for the Eastern Shore Railway Museum

July 16th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

All Aboard for the Eastern Shore Railway MuseumThe Eastern Shore Railway Museum in Parksley, VA is your ticket to a fascinating trip back in time to the days of the classic railways.

Parksley, Virginia was founded in 1885, the year after the completion of the New York, Philadelphia, and Norfolk Railroad down Virginia’s Eastern Shore to Cape Charles. This Victorian town was built around and initially thrived specifically because of the railroad, so it’s fitting that such a wonderful railroad collection should be cared for here; maintained and displayed for the general public to admire and learn from.

Built on the site of the original Parksley train station, the Eastern Shore Railway Museum contains exhibits of historic rail cars and equipment, including a fully restored train station complete with lots of railroad memorabilia from the many rail lines that operated up and down Virginia’s Eastern Shore during railroad’s heyday.

Buildings on site include a 1906 New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad passenger station, an 1890′s Maintenance-of-Way tool shed full of tools and railway artifacts, a turn-of-the-century Crossing Guard Shanty, and a Produce Grading Shed that serves as the Eastern Shore Railway Museum Gift Shop.

Rail cars in the museum’s enviable collection include a stainless steel, 1947 Dining Car, a 1913 Box Car, a 1950′s Pullman Sleeper Car, a 1962, Nickel Plated Caboose, a 1949 Wabash Caboose, a 1924 Express Car, a 1927 Observation Car that once served as the end car of the famous Wabash Cannonball, and a Maintenance-of-Way Car from the 1900′s.

Located in the heart of the Parksley business district, with it’s unique shops and attractions such as the nearby Antique Car Museum, the Eastern Shore Railway Museum is a fun and enriching way to spend an afternoon on Virginia’ Eastern Shore.

Eastern Shore Railway Museum

18468 Dunne Ave.
Parksley VA 23421

For hours and more details, please visit: www.easternshorerailwaymuseum.org

Eastern Shore Railway Museum Lodging
Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast, located on beautiful Chincoteague Island, is just a half-hour’s drive from the Eastern Shore Railway Museum in Parksley, VA. Stay at our historic inn and reap the benefits of comfortable, old-world charm combined with the best of modern comforts.

October 6, 2012 Chincoteague Oyster Festival

September 13th, 2012 by jenn

Oysters on the half shell

Chincoteague celebrates the delicious oyster with the 40th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival in October.

Saturday ~ Noon to 4 pm
@ Tom’s Cove Park ~ 8128 Beebe Road

The native peoples of what is now Virginia’s eastern shore long valued the fruits of the sea. And when settlers established the little town of Chincoteague, it soon became a fishing and shellfishing village. Once the causeway was completed in 1922, the Chincoteague seafood industry really began to flourish with a trade in fish, crabs, clams and oysters to New York City and Philadelphia.

There’s no better way to honor this long and distinguished shellfishing tradition in Chincoteague…than by eating a ton of shellfish. The Chincoteague Oyster Festival has become a grand tradition among locals and visitors alike. It is a day of eating oysters, oysters and more oysters at Tom’s Cove Park, 8128 Beebe Road in Chincoteague. And if you need a break from all those fresh, delicious oysters, there will also be hot dogs, salad, steamed crab, clam chowder and more!

That ‘and more’ includes live music by the band, Island Boy. Their mix of rock and soul will make you get up and dance, whether or not you’re absolutely full to the gills with oysters. In addition to dancing and music, there will also be a contest with lots of opportunities to win great prizes–everything from tickets to next year’s Oyster Festival, to gift certificates for local businesses and cruises around the islands.

Tickets are $40 for ages 5 and over. That includes all you can eat oysters plus more food, entertainment and general good fun! Buy your tickets in advance online and learn more about this fun Chincoteague community event at ChincoteagueOysterFestival.com. This is a popular event, so get your tickets before they’re gone!

Special thanks to the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce for putting on such a great annual festival!

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