So now that CRF (the option with Albuquerque before Chicago) is announced as the 2012 summer event, that means the trip involving Charlotte and Norfolk will most likely be our Summer 2013 activity. And most likely it will include a third and possibly fourth element as well.
Welcome to NAME THAT FEST!
North Carolina/Virginia RailFest seems like a rather long name, and by including a Jacksonville trip as well we travel well beyond that area. Adding Jacksonville or Florida to the name only makes it even longer. Keeping the VRE Fredericksburg trip falls within Virginia, but there is a way to do both JAX and FBG if we do the trip on the right days of the week.
So the next thought would be to make it another Southeast RailFest since that is the general area of the country. But do we want another SERF in 2013, and would it be confused with SERF 2011? We did have multiple AppleFests and BARF events for many years in New York, and there were several fests with the name PARF in Philly. But with a second SERF it would be completely different places, even one of the rare summer events that doesn't touch Chicago at some point.
There is no one train we would use that we could name it after. The planned trip would include the Carolinian, Piedmont, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, and some Northeast Regionals (most likely not in that order).
So, assuming a Fest that would visit Jacksonville, Raleigh (just to change trains), Charlotte, Richmond (just to change trains), Norfolk/Tidewater area, and the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area, can you think of a suitable name (a name that ties things together) for a Fest for next year?