Summerail To Return to Marion on Saturday

After a hiatus of two years Summerail will return this Saturday to the Palace Theater in Marion.

The event begins at 10 a.m. with a railroadiana show in the pavilion of the theater, located at 276 West Center Street.

Marion Union Station and AC Tower will be open the same day for tours and train watching. Both are located two blocks west of the theater.

Food trucks will arrive and set up starting at 11 a.m. on the street next to the theater.

The multimedia shows will get underway at 1 p.m. with doors to the theater seating area opening at noon.

There will be a dinner break between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. followed by more multimedia shows running through 10 p.m.

Tickets for the multimedia shows and railroadiana show are $30. A railroadiana show ticket only is $5.

Presenters and their program titles are: Bruce Barrett, Yellow Box Moments; Steve Barry, Pennsylvania Steam; Charlie Dischinger, Country Roads; Michael Harding, Evolution On The FEC; Jeff Mast, Ann Arbor, The Final Years; Jeff and Andrew Nelson, Da’ C&NW Program; Dave Oroszi; Big O’s Shorts-1970s; David Patch, Cancel All Plans — How I Foamed the Pandamic; Steve Smedley, Alco Heaven: and Craig Willitt and Mike Schafer, The Photography of Jim Boyd.

On Friday, Marion Union Station and AC tower will be open throughout the day for tours and railfanning.

Both are located at the junction of the CSX Mt. Victory Subdivision with  the CSX Columbus Subdivision and the Norfolk Southern Sandusky District.

There will be slide shows Friday evening in the station. There is no admission charge but donations are encouraged.

More information including a detailed description of the programs and presenters is available at

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