Thanks to Women Giving for Spartanburg, the MBF Rail Trail is now the home to a permanent children's scavenger hunt. Trains on the Trail consists of five bronze sculptures of trains that were seen in Spartanburg in years past. Created by local artist, Richard Conn, the sculptures are hidden at various points down the Mary Black Foundation Trail.
Can you find this sculpture on the MBF Rail Trail?
Start the hunt at the Henry Street Trailhead at the kiosk. The brochure contains a children's story written for the sculptures by Patrick Whitfill as well as clues to finding the five trains and short historical information. Brochures are available at the kiosks at both trailheads, and at local businesses along the MBF Rail Trail such as Bike Worx, Billy D's Restaurant, Hodge Carpets, Little River Roasting, and Pine Street YMCA.
Download audio of The Trail and the Trains children story.
And download the audio of each of the five scavenger hunt clues: Tray's Riddle, Jerry's Riddle, Mary Ann's Riddle, Roger's Riddle, and Louisa's Riddle.
Also download a short history of each of the five trains: the Glendale Trolley, GE 44 "The Dummy", Clinchfield Caboose, The Big 6, and the Norfolk and Western Steam Engine
Thanks to the Spartanburg Little Theatre for voicing the story and clues! Also thanks to Joe Mullinax and Eric Kocher.
And check out Trains on the Trail in the new The Underground Guide to Spartanburg available for purchase at the Hubcity Bookstore.