LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Saturday marked the beginning of the Bluegrass Railroad Museum’s Easter Bunny Train ride.
The train runs each Saturday from now until June 19. Special Sunday trains will run on Mother’s Day (May 9) and Father’s Day (June 20).
Seating is limited to 50% per Covid guidelines for April and May.
June seating will be in accordance with the Governor’s guidelines at the time.
Other happenings at the Museum include the construction of the maintenance building.
Work started on the all-steel structure in mid-March and will measure approximately 60 feet wide by 120 feet deep. Work has also begun on restoring a new, second open-air flat car.
A US Army flatcar was been brought to the Versailles Yard where Ed Butcher, Vice President of the Museum has been working throughout the winter on removing the old wood in preparation for the installation of a new deck.
Michael Walker has has led a work crew installing new display siding which will be used to display additional historic railroad equipment such as the Duncan Tavern Diner, Dynamometer car, a steam crane and items.
A Kentucky History grant allowed the Museum to acquire a software package which will be used to document all historic materials on display as well as those in storage. Photographs will be scanned and archived. Once this project is complete, the information will be available through for viewing by the public.
President John Penfield welcomes all visitors and volunteers alike to the Museum!