Short Line Model Railroad Club To Hold Annual Holiday Train Show
EPHRATA, Pa., Nov. 15—The Short Line Model Railroad Club, located at 11 S. State St., Ephrata, Pa.,will hold its annual Holiday Train Show every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 27 through Jan. 16, 2022 from 1-4 p.m. The entrance to the exhibit is located in the rear of the building. This wonderful family event is free and open to the public; however, a donation to the club is appreciated.
Guests to the train show will enjoy seeing miniature trains rolling though very detailed scenery, representative of northeastern Pennsylvania, on more than 900 feet of double-tracked mainline, and a 75-foot, single-tracked branch line. Many of the model locomotives feature realistic steam and diesel sounds, and are controlled by wireless digital controllers. Visitors will be taken back to the days when coal was king, and the railroads were starting to switch to more modern diesel power while still running steam locomotives.
All phases of various types of layout construction are on display. Members of the club will be available during showtimes to discuss the train exhibit and answer questions. Please note, to allow club members to enjoy the holidays with family and friends, there will not be shows on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.
In keeping with the state COVID-19 mandates, masks are required for all individuals inside the club facilities.
The Short Line Model Railroad Club is always open to new members. If you are interested in joining, just ask any member or more information. The club is a great way for model railroad enthusiasts who don’t have their own trains or room for a layout in their home to participate in an enjoyable hobby with others.
Founded in 1989, the Short Line Model Railroad Club has strived toward replicating authentic railroad operations in the 1950s with an emphasis on the railroads of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The club currently has 32 members who meet weekly for operating sessions, maintenance, and expanding and upgrading the layout. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.