The Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum will host a three-day celebration October 2, 3 and 4 to mark the centennial of Memphis’ Central Station.
The massive structure is home to the museum in addition to serving as the train’s arrival and departure point, and about 15,000 people come into and out of the city each year by rail. To celebrate the anniversary, on Oct. 2 the public is invited to attend a free concert by the country band The Grahams in Central Station’s Hudson Ballroom.
Doors open at 7 p.m., with music starting at 7:03. The museum will have special hours to visit the exhibits and gift shop before and after the concert.
Two special rail cars will arrive on Oct. 3 and be open for public display. The Amtrak 7 Car Display Train and the Norfolk Southern Railroad Exhibition Car will be open for viewing at noon that day through 5 p.m.
On Oct. 4, the museum is open free of charge. Visitors can tour the MATA Trolley Barn, listen to guest lecturers at the passenger platform and more. Face painters will be on hand, as well as a balloon artist and food from Double J Bar-B-Q, among other things.