As of this writing, the Canadian National safety train "Little Obie" is scheduled to be in Newbern on Friday, June 24th, from 9 am till noon. We are going to try and have it at the Dyer County High School, but this location is not certain. Check back with our Facebook page at Newbern Depot Museum/Events page, and the Dyersburg State Gazette, along with paper post in the window at Newbern City Hall as time draws near.
Little Obie is a 44 foot-long train that kids can ride, normally after taking a kids railroad safety course. Operation Lifesaver, an organization that promotes railroad crossing safety, and safety around rail lines, is scheduled to be on hand to help with this event.