Special Announcement!

From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

On April 29th and 30th, 2006

(that's one week before the CAMA show)

The Danbury Railway Museum

will Hold Their

Second Annual Spring

Blacksmithing Event


May Update: Showtime is approaching FAST!

Those interested in doing demos or selling stuff, please plan on arriving around 8:30 or 9:00 AM.  The show opens at 10:00 and we'd like to have you settled in by then.  If that doesn't work for you, let us know, we can always make special arrangements.  Those PARTICIPATING in the show can enter the train yard thru the back gate via the Metro-North parking lot.   Identify yourself to the person at the gate as a participant.  Everyone else should park in the parking garage on Patriot Drive, across from the Metro-North train station.  The museum's main parking lot on White Street will be reserved for HANDICAPPED ONLY!  Other vehicles may be ticketed.  If you have any special needs, need info or want to let us know you'll be participating, please call  Skip at 203.642.4111 or

email me at  ctblacksmith@snet.net

Hope to see you there!



Food and Soft Drinks will be available at the show.


Free Admission for Participating Demonstrators and Vendors.          Demonstrator and Vendor contact info will be available soon.

Regular daily Train Museum prices for the public.

Early in 2004, the Valley Railroad in Essex CT was kind enough to donate an original New Haven Railroad blacksmith's coal forge to the Danbury Railway Museum (DRM).  DRM volunteers have built a small blacksmith shop around this historic old forge. 

On April 29th and 30th, 2006, the DRM will hold their second annual blacksmithing event. 

This event will be open to the public.  All active blacksmiths are welcome to participate.   We're expecting to have a wide range of talented blacksmiths demonstrating their skills and techniques and selling their goods at this show.  Tool vendors are also welcome.

Along with their tools-of-the-trade, demonstrators and vendors may want to bring protection from the sun and weather.  There are very few trees in the train yard!

The DRM is located in central-western Connecticut, minutes off I-84.  There's plenty of lodging and food available locally for those who want to stay for both days.

For those interested in trains, the DRM is home to many pieces of historic railroad equipment including the nearly 100 year old Boston & Maine 2-6-0 Mogul steam locomotive No.1455, several New Haven diesel locomotives including the Alco RS11 No. 1402, the FA1 No. 0428, a huge double ended crane built for use in Grand Central Terminal, a fully operational RS1 which was previously the Green Mountain No. 400 (locomotive rides are usually available), the Rutland No. 8085 which is a 100 year old wooden boxcar, a couple of Rutland flatcars, beautifully restored Budd cars and several dozen other pieces of historic railroad equipment, far too many to list here.  <click here to see my DRM pics> or <click here to go to the DRM official website>.

The "Train Yard" is made up of several fenced-in acres, most of which are covered by track.  There's also a 98 foot functional turntable and a 103 year old fully restored train station which is filled with interesting old historic artifacts and railroad photos.

Since this event is still in the planning stages, you may want to bookmark this page and check back often.

Hope to see ya there....






















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