The museum will be putting its surplus of trains and other items on sale in a yard sale this weekend.
The items will be up for sale in the B&O round house on September 7.
Curator David Shackelford says many items will go into storage when they are taken off exhibit, never to be shown again. He says the sale is a good opportunity to clear out space.
Among the items for sale will be old history books, photos depicting life on the railroad and exhibit panels.
“We have HO-scale model train cars. We have B&O box cars, tank cars, baggage tags from the railroad company – literally, we have thousands of these – and lantern globes,” Shackelford said.
The items will range from $2 TO $100. Some prices will be final, but some can also be negotiated, Shackelford said. Visitors will also be able to purchase raffle tickets to win bigger prizes – like some 1940s-era Sleepy Hollow seats.
All of the money that’s raised will go toward the museum’s restoration projects, some of which have been ongoing since the President’s Day blizzard of 2003.
“A typical restoration is about $250,000, and that’s a cosmetic operation. That’s not getting it operational — that’s just taking care of what needs to be done,” Shackelford said.
The yard sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on September 7th.