Saturday and Sunday will be the first Harmar Railroad Days, in the 100 block of Maple Street in the Historic Harmar Village in Marietta.
The Historic Harmar Bridge Co., sponsor of the event, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of the former railroad bridge/current pedestrian walkway connecting Harmar Village with downtown Marietta, and approximately two acres of land on the west end of the bridge.
Hours for the festival will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Participating will be rail enthusiasts from three states displaying rail equipment from the past 100 years. On hand will be a vintage velocipede, which is a bicycle that was ridden on rail tracks, pump hand car, Railway Express equipment and more. The main attraction will be train rides for children and adults on three small-scale steam-powered trains. A rubber-tired train will also be available for rides. A large on-site boiler will provide steam for a whistle blow, including 10 full-sized steam whistles.
The swing span of the historic railroad bridge will be opened at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
All events will be free of charge; food will be available for purchase.
Set-up of the boiler and trains will take place Friday afternoon and train rides will be available after 4 p.m. Friday.