The Year of the Train Signature Experience

Cascades Verdae has had a wonderful time celebrating their “Year of the Train”. The Social Programming team at Cascades has planned a three-year transportation themed activity schedule “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles”. In 2019 they focused on Trains, traveling to a variety of places to explore this aspect of transportation! Their year started by hosting their Model Train Museum for a lecture and display in their ballroom. They then traveled to see their exceptional track layouts that are located at a nearby repurposed cotton mill. This year has been about location, location, location and traveling to different places to explore various decades of trains. Members traveled to Central, SC to see a beautiful local model train museum which highlighted the South Carolina lines in years prior to the 1950’s.

Cascades Verdae hosts a monthly Signature Experience, an event where the community comes together for a themed event that focuses on wellness, culinary, and social activities. Their October Signature Experience paid tribute to the Orient Express and over 200 Members attended their murder mystery dinner. Later in October, Members traveled to West Virginia for an overnight trip to ride the historic Cass Railroad Steam Train. In Roanoke, Virginia there is the Museum of Transportation that Members had a lovely time visiting. The Year of the Train brought back romantic reminiscing of bygone years as well as hope for the future of the industry. Stay tuned for 2020, “The Year of the Plane.”