Ludlow to Celebrate Opening of Rail Viewing Station on Fun-Filled Saturday

The City of Ludlow will host a ribbon-cutting for its new Plaza and Rail Viewing Station on Saturday.

The multi-million dollar projected funded by the city and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District brownfield revolving loan fund program, which uses grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finance the cleanup of brownfield sites to assist the redevelopment of these properties into viable and sustainable sites, businesses, and residences.

Announced in 2016, the city worked with Human Nature, AEI, and Hub + Weber Architects on the engineering and design of the project.

On Saturday, October 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., the city will celebrate the opening of the project.

Ludlow-based Second Sights Spirits and Bircus Brewery will have adult beverages available for purchase, while Rollins Food Truck will be on hand for meals. Music, a pet costume contest, and cornhole activities are also planned.

The event follows Shop Ludlow, which runs from noon to 4 p.m., and runs alongside the annual Curveball Classic, a wiffle ball tournament in the city at Ludlow Vets.

The new rail viewing station is already generating buzz among train enthusiasts. 

One video on YouTube has more than 10,000 views.

At Thursday's city council meeting, Councilman Tom Amann said that when he took his grandson to the site recently, he ran into a father with his teenage son who had traveled from Frankfort. The boy was setting up his camera to capture video of a passing train.

-Staff report

Photo: Ludlow Train Viewing Station (RCN)