Spooky Tales of the Rails
NEWTON, NC (Oct 24, 2017)—Newton’s own Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum will host “Spooky Tales of the Rails: An Evening of Railroad Folklore and Music” in the historic Newton Depot’s Abernethy Meeting Room at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30.
The event will feature many haunting stories and songs from America’s vast history of railroad folklore and is the third in the museum’s “Tales of the Rails” series. Parental discretion is advised, as many of the stories will feature graphic content not suitable for young children. Stories and music will be performed by noted North Carolina storyteller Peg Kotlewski, husband and wife duo Hobo Bill and Kristin, and Museum Coordinator James Glenn.
Light refreshments will be served. The Depot and Model Railroad Center will be open during the program’s intermission and for 30 minutes before and after the program. A new, spooky Halloween-themed model train layout will be unveiled in the Model Railroad Center that night as well.
The Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum is the result of collaboration between two groups: the Newton Depot Authority and the Alexander Chapter of the NRHS. The museum is centered at the historic Newton Depot at 1123 N. Main Ave. in Newton. The museum’s Model Railroad Center is located next door to the depot.
The museum is open every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with private tours available by request. Monthly Alexander Chapter NRHS meetings are held at the museum on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. and the public is invited and welcome.