This weekend I visited the Tracy Museum to see the annual model railroad display by the European Train Enthusiasts (ETE).
Throughout the history of Tracy is has been a railroad town.
In this picture you can see the large mural that is in the museum that shows a scene from the olden days of railroads. You can also see the size of the modular train layout. I always enjoy visiting to see what new changes have been made to the modules, or if they have any that haven’t been shown in Tracy before.
This display case has some more rale related items including a Brakeman Light from 1946. In the background you can also see a map of Tracy when the railroad presence was much higher. There was a large switching yard in the bow-tie area.
In the middle of the bow-tie area there is a large sculpture of a rail man and a farmer. These are the two main historic jobs in Tracy. See my post: Harvest of Progress
I will get another chance to visit the museum on Saturday so will be able to watch more trains travel around the modular display.
Did you ever have a model train?