PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - "All a-board!" The new Pokey Smokey II opens Saturday in Portsmouth.
The replica train will start taking riders on the three-quarter mile track at the Portsmouth City Park.
The original one took riders through the park for more than four decades.
The day's events will begin with a parade starting at 9 a.m. at Simonsdale Elementary School and end at the Pokey Smokey II train station, a news release from the City of Portsmouth said.
The parade will culminate with the opening ceremonies which will begin at 9:45 am. followed by the official ribbon cutting and the "first ride" at 10 a.m.
Portsmouth Youth Day," a special event designed to promote the youth of Portsmouth and highlight their talents, will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Portsmouth City Park. Performances are scheduled throughout the day until 2 p.m.
For more information, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services at 393-8481.
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