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Operation Lifesaver PSA



Operation Lifesaver
Non-profit, international continuing public education program first established in 1972 to end collisions, deaths and injuries at places where roadways cross train tracks, and on railroad rights-of-way. Operation Lifesaver programs are sponsored cooperatively by federal, state, and local government agencies; highway safety organizations, and the nation’s railroads.


Western North Carolina 20th Annual Model Train Show

Model train show set for today and Saturday at WNC Ag Center

Re: Published: March 5, 2010

Today and Saturday, model railroad enthusiasts will get together in Fletcher for the 20th Annual Model Train Show. And a McDowell County business is one of the sponsors for this year's event.
The train show, sponsored by the WNC Model Railroaders, will be held at the Western North Carolina Ag Center in Fletcher. The event will be held today from noon to 7 p.m. It will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission will be $5 for adults. Children 13 and younger will be admitted free with an adult.
Based in Asheville, the WNC Model Railroaders is a non-profit club devoted to the hobby of model railroading and train-related interests. Club members come from throughout western North Carolina. The club has held the annual train show at different places in the Asheville area but is returning this year to the Ag Center. This means plenty of free parking for attendees and vendors alike, said organizers.
Old Fort Model Trains, located at 37 E. Main St., is helping to sponsor this year's train show.
The train show will feature three or more working model railroad layouts in both HO and N scales. These detailed layouts include numerous trains, towns, mountains, tunnels and bridges. Model railroad enthusiasts and collectors will be there to demonstrate their equipment and answer questions.
More than $3,000 worth in raffle prizes will be given away too.
Dealers from throughout the Southeast will be there with a wide assortment of model locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and scenery for layouts. More than 100 tables will be set up at the event. Dealers will sell books, posters and videos about trains. Some of these will feature the trains and railroad landmarks of western North Carolina and McDowell County. You can expect to find books, videos and old photographs of Andrews Geyser, the tunnels and loops at Altapass and the Marion and Old Fort depots. Dealers will also have engineer caps, whistles and toys for the youngsters.
In addition, some actual railroad equipment will be on display including Fairmont speeders. These are maintenance-of-way motorized vehicles formerly used on railroads by track inspectors and work crews to move quickly to and from work sites. Some vintage speeders that have been restored will be on exhibit at the train show.
To get to the Ag Center, take Interstate 40 west to Interstate 26. You will get off I-26 at Exit 40 and follow the signs. Enter at Gate No. 5 for free parking.

For more information about the train show, contact Fred Coleman by calling (828) 699-0983 or by emailing fred_coleman@bellsouth.net.




 Jan. 16 through Mar. 24.  Lego's and "G" Scale trains run through the "Show Dome".  Also, enjoy the "light show" in the evening and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings  enjoy live music along with the light show.  For more info visit the Milwaukee County website.  Milwaukee


Hundreds of feet of track are laid throughout the show

 The ever-popular train show is now open at The Domes!

Scenes from the Floral Show Dome "Westward Ho" through March 14 , 2010



Rain Man Buick 1/43 model

1949 Buick Roadmaster from the movie Rain Man Motor Max 73863 1:43

RainMan Buick convertible model car with 2 people and a dog, plus a motel front with canopy. Even though it's 1/43 scale and not the 1/48 of the O Scale train.  It's not a bad deal to be found in the close out section of Wal-Mart, for Under $10.00


Excursion Trains On the HighLands

Monterey's Hilltop Express newspaper is reporting:  If things go as planned, excursion trains from Monterey to places like Cookeville, Baxter and beyond, could start as soon as May.  Even with hopes that they could operate multiple trips on Sat/Sun of two consecutive weekends and maybe some school trips during the week.  In the meantime, if your interested in riding from Nashville to several different places, check out the Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s schedule

Tennessee Central Railway   2010
May 1 Nashville - Monterey 216 Mile Spring on the Mountain Dogwood Festival Trip
Oct 9 Nashville - Monterey 216 Mile Super Fall Foliage Trip to Standing Stone Festival