What Are Your Favorite Train Memories?

By Dr. Richard Banz

The holidays make trains even more special. Toy trains above all have become synonymous with holiday tradition. How many of us remember that special holiday layout under the tree or marveling at toy trains through shop windows or in public displays?

A great way to rekindle that spirit (and love for trains that so many of us have) is to visit our Trains, Trains, Trains event on Jan. 19. This is a great way to experience a variety of operating miniature train layouts, real train artifacts, hands on train-related activities, railroad themed shopping and railroad music – all in one place!

Do you have a special train or model train story relating to the holidays that you are willing to share with us at the Southern Museum? If so, we would love to hear about it. Please feel free to e-mail directly or to post in the comment field below.

Dr. Richard Banz is executive director of The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History.

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