Shows: Gaithersburg '00

Here is the first page of photos from the Steamship,and Transportation Artifacts Show held in Gaithersburg, Maryland in November, 2000. These were generously provided by Bill Kajdzik. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to a second page of photos. Click on the thumbnails for larger images and use your BACK button to return. Download time may be **slow** for a modem connection.

Above. The Gaithersburg show is exceptional not only because it draws more collectors and dealers than any other railroadiana show, but also because the venue has so much character and history. The show is held at the Montgomery County fairgrounds near the historic town of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Nearby is a busy CSX mainline, a very old cemetery, and a beautifully restored ex-Baltimore & Ohio Railroad station.
Above left to right. Various interior shots of the show, which typically spans two fairground buildings and multiple rooms.
Above left to right. Two outside photos; a display of badges; a display of uniform buttons.
Above left to right. A table of builders plates from two angles; a table of railroad china, mostly butter pats in multiple patterns; another display of railroad china -- the pink china is the Milwaukee Road's "Traveler" pattern..
Above left to right. A table of china, the blue pattern being Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's "Centenary" pattern; a wooden (modern?) sign advertising the Baldwin Locomotive Works; a Gaithersburg grin; a display of hardware.
Above left to right. Keys and a glass lantern fount; a table of hardware including a beautiful locomotive bell; globes of different colors; uniform hats.
Above left to right. Displays for the two collectors organizations: Key Lock & Lantern or "KL&L", and Railroadiana Collectors Association Incorporated or "RCAI"; a table of hardware including two ornate railroad car lamps; a table of lamps.
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