Diesel daysThe "All Aboard Days -- Diesel...


Diesel days

The "All Aboard Days -- Diesel Weekend" will offer train fans an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the diesel railroad equipment housed at the B&O; Railroad Museum this weekend.

Some of the exhibits usually are not open to the public. The

weekend activities include tours, educational programs, musical entertainment and films. Other highlights include HO model diesel train demonstrations and N-Gauge layout in the roundhouse.

The B&O; Railroad Museum is at 901 W. Pratt St. and will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6 adults; $5 seniors; $3 children; free for children under age 4. Call (410) 752-2490.

The Baltimore County Historical Society will be celebrating the birthday of one of America's oldest counties with a festival on Sunday.

Baltimore County was established in 1659, and some of the activities at "Old Farm and Home Day" will feature craft demonstrations from that time period -- including quilting, weaving, spinning, woodworking, decoy carving and candle making. Also featured will be antique car displays, a Civil War living history re-enactment and musical entertainment.

The festival will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of the former county almshouse, 9811 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville. Admission is free. Call (410) 592-5558 or (410) 666-1876.

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