Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Make tracks to see model trains

If you or someone you know loves trains, you'll want to make tracks to Warrenton this month when the Piedmont Railroaders present a fascinating display of model trains. Everyone is sure to enjoy seeing the Railroaders' trains, including a working model of Thomas the Tank Engine, the star of a series of popular children's stories.

Fauquier County Public Library is hosting the Piedmont Railroaders' display at the John Barton Payne community hall, from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19.

Club members will be on hand to talk about real and model trains and to answer questions about the hobby and the history of railroading. Models on display will represent engines from from 1830 to the present with selected models running throughout the display period.

The Piedmont Railroaders club was founded in Warrenton in 1995 for railroad enthusiasts of all ages to meet and share their individual interests in railroading. The club also supports various community activities, such as the Boy Scouts of America Railroad Merit Badge program, and participates in events such as public train shows and town-sponsored railroad festivals.

There is no admittance fee either day. Call (540 347-8750, ext. 6, for more information.

Reserve books, audio books, videos, CDs of train songs, and more in the library's catalog.