All Aboard for Rutland’s Model Train Show
The Rutland Railway Association’s 2013 Rutland Train Show looks to be the biggest and best ever. The event will be held at the Franklin Conference Center on Strongs Avenue in Rutland, Vt., on Saturday, September 28, from 10 to 3.
The show’s focus is on railroad history, model railroading and rail travel. Exhibits will range from a real Vermont Rail System locomotive to a multitude of model railroad lay-outs and equipment and historical displays with information by the Rutland Historical Society.
Of special note this year will be the attendance of the Amherst Belt Lines, one of the country’s premier model railroad clubs. They will bring an 18’ by 30’ model railroad featuring all the sights, sounds and motion of the real thing.
John Schaub, Curator and Director of the Rutland Railroad Museum will present a very special display of his model railroad construction technique and will demonstrate the skills he utilizes in his profession as model railroad builder and rail historian. Also in attendance will be vendors of model train gear of all types and gauges offering an opportunity for visitors to stock up on new gear, start an interesting new hobby or to get some early Christmas shopping done.
Entry is $5 for adults with kids under 12 free. Proceeds benefit the Rutland Railroad Museum located in the historic Center Rutland Depot, 79 Depot Lane, Center Rutland, Vt. For information, visit rutlandrailroadmuseum.org. The museum is open Saturday 11 to 3, free of charge.