Iron Horses To Visit Wartrace April 26

Monday, March 17, 2014
It's all about trains at Dixie Line Days
It's all about trains at Dixie Line Days

Iron horses weighing from 425,000 pounds to less than 4 ounces will congregate in Wartrace, the cradle of the Tennessee Walking Horse, on Saturday, April 26. The motorized cousins of the flesh and blood variety are railroad locomotives and they’ll be on display in all shapes and sizes during the annual Dixie Line Days at the Walking Horse Hotel and other venues downtown.  

The all day train show will feature operating model trains, dealer swap tables, how-to-clinics for model railroaders, switching and model contests, Q & A with a steam locomotive engineer, live bluegrass music, food, and door prizes. 

As an added attraction the roar of 12,500 horsepower in motion, courtesy of CSX Transportation, will be on display as full sized 10,000 ton freight trains rumble through the heart of Wartrace yards from the show locations. 

Dealers in used Lionel, American Flyer, and HO and N gauge brands of electric trains will be on hand to display their wares. Free how-to clinics covering the art of building scenery, layout wiring, and digital command control applications will be held. Operating model railroad layouts of various gauges will also be on display.  

The Walking Horse Hotel will provide lunch and offer snacks and drinks throughout the day.

Show hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Admission is $5, children under 12 are $3. Dixie Line Days is sponsored by The Dixie Flyer hobby shop in Wartrace and the Tennessee Valley Model Railroad Club from Murfreesboro.  For information about renting dealer tables or entering model contests call 615.428-7366 or e-mail contact@dixieflyertrains.com.   

 Wartrace is located on State Highway 64, 10 miles west of exit 97 off I-24 at Beechgrove, or eight miles east of Shelbyville on Highway 64. 



New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: WESLEY PRESTON HARNETT                            SOULE ELIZABETH ESEMPLARE 7007 B & K RANCH ROAD                             7007 B & K RANCH ROAD GEORGETOWN, ... (click for more)

Sheriff Watson Speaks To Bradley County Pachyderm Club

Sheriff Eric Watson was the guest speaker at the Bradley County Pachyderm Club on Friday afternoon. Sheriff Watson spoke to an overflow crowd on "The State of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office". There was also a presentation regarding the BCSO jail programs. To highlight the success of one of those programs, the Sheriff introduced two young men who had greatly benefitted from ... (click for more)

Cleveland, Tn., Production Company Owner Charged With Defrauding Church Of God International Of $100,000

The head of a Cleveland, Tn., production company has been charged with defrauding the Cleveland-based Church of God International of $100,000 in connection with his part in setting up the church's world convention in Orlando, Fla., in 2010. Troy Scot Carter was charged by federal authorities with securities fraud. A four-page criminal information says the church hired Carter ... (click for more)

City Set To Commission $200,000 Mural On MLK Boulevard By Famed Muralist Meg Saligman; Foundations To Cover Cost

The city is set to commission a $200,000 mural on the side of the AT&T Building on MLK Boulevard by famed muralist Meg Saligman. Ms. Saligman has created over 50 murals all over the world, including one called  "Fertile Ground" that is 32,500 square feet in Omaha, Neb. Her most famous mural is "Common Threads" on the west wall of the Stevens Administrative Center ... (click for more)

Finley Stadium Needs To Grow Up - And Response

RE:  Finley Stadium Financial Picture Rosy; Beer And Alcohol Sales Approved; AstroTurf Almost Ready and City, County Pitching In $250,000 Each For New Finley Stadium AstroTurf I read a story here five days ago about a rosy future for Finley stadium. It lead me to believe that the stadium was making money and even improvements with donations.  Then we get a short ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The 15-Year-Old Marine

There are 58,267 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall that today sits majestically in the Constitution Gardens of our nation's capital. It has never been lost on me that 33,103 of those who are named were only 18 years old when they died. But what caught my eye during my morning reading is that one of the names carved in the black granite “Dan Bullock“ was only 15 years old ... (click for more)