Valley Railroad Show

By: James Jackson Email
By: James Jackson Email

It's a holiday tradition that draws people from all over the country to the Augusta Country Railroad Museum. Their annual miniature train display is open to the public for free.

"Most of us like trains and probably would have loved to work for a railroad," says museum founding member Jim Stogdale.

Stogdale says for several years, they have welcomed the public free of charge.

"There's just something about, especially at Christmas time running trains, especially the Lionel back there running around the Christmas tree. All of us grew up with it going around the Christmas tree and there's just something about it," says Stogdale.

Trains in the museum run through towns, over bridges, and peak out from tunnels.

"They worked hard and they look pretty good since the people who do the trains did it. It looks pretty good," says customer Trey Price.

It's easy to see the passion of those who work on the tiny tracks, as they introduce the younger generation to this small world.

"I thought they were cool. I saw the one that was shooting out smoke was neat," adds Price.

The Augusta County Railroad Museum is located next to Kroger's on Arch Avenue.


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