Railfan & Railroad 50th Anniversary Celebration


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Save the date November 8-10 2024!

While our main event is sold out we're offering a small number of banquet & slideshow only tickets at $50 per person. Follow link below to purchase. You may also call or email our customer service staff to be placed on the waiting list in case someone cancels their ticket.

Banquet Dinner & Slideshow tickets

We’re turning 50 this year, and you’re invited to the party! The first issue of Railfan rolled off the presses and into mailboxes in late 1974. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the magazine, and we're celebrating in style!

Our host will be SMS Lines in southern New Jersey, located just 30 minutes from Philadelphia’s airport and train stations. For one combined ticket price, you’ll enjoy a classic Jim Boyd style Friday night photo session, a Saturday steam-powered photo freight and diesel-powered passenger train on Woodstown Central Railroad, an evening banquet and slide show with special guest presenters, a Sunday tour of the SMS Lines facility in Pureland, plus a few other surprises along the way! 

Tickets are $195 per person and includes all photo sessions, train rides, tours, banquet, and slide show. Lodging not included. Schedule subject to change without notice. Please retain your order confirmation email for event admission purposes. White River will reach out to customers at the email provided with event details as we get closer to the celebration. 


Rooms are now available for booking at HOLIDAY INN PHILADELPHIASOUTH-SWEDESBORO. Be sure to reference Block Code "RFM" when calling to reserve, or you may follow the booking link below to make reservations online. Please keep in mind that the last day to book at a discounted rate is Friday, October 11, 2024. 

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Dinner menu: Barbeque Chicken Quarters, Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Brisket, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Baked Bean, Corn on the Cobb, Fresh Baked Corn Bread, Warm Apple Pie Cobbler, Sliced Watermelon, and Homemade Lemonade. 

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