On Saturday, visitors can discover the joys and challenges of life just after the turn of the 20th century at the annual Railroad Heritage Day of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society, taking place at 1268 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the village of Muddy Creek Forks, train rides will be offered on the kind of motorcars the railroad track workers used. Each party will be escorted by costumed docents, and special displays and track-working demonstrations will take participants on a journey in time to the early 1900s.

Visitors to Heritage Day can ride the unique motorcar trains from Muddy Creek Forks to Laurel and tour the A. M. Grove store with its antiques and displays.

Jack Shagena, author of "The Ma & Pa Remembered," will be present to autograph his book. Books can be purchased on site.

Access to the buildings, demonstrations, and slide shows is free of charge. Train tickets will be on sale in the station at $5 for adults and $3 for children. There will be special activities for the children, a lunch and desserts.