Trains at the Museum

Tonight will be a quick post as I have been busy with a presentation for my class tomorrow.

Today I made a quick visit to the Tracy Historical Museum. I had two purposes for the visit.

First, I am trying to track down some old pictures of where the Tracy library was.

Second, I wanted to see the model train layout.

Tracy Museum, Model Train Layout, Modules, ETE, European Train EnthusiastsTracy is an old railroad town so it is always nice when the members of the European Train Enthusiasts bring their modules to display at the museum.

Tracy Museum, Model Train Layout, Modules, ETE, European Train EnthusiastsIt is also great to see the creativity of some of the members. These new train cars are loaded up with logs that were cut from the creators back yard.

Tracy Museum, Model Train Layout, Modules, ETE, European Train EnthusiastsI like this picture as it makes me think of how logging is done in the mountains and the logs are sometimes brought to the sawmills by train.

Tracy Museum, Model Train Layout, Modules, ETE, European Train EnthusiastsThe same member that made the logging cars also owns this train. I really like the old steam engine.

Tracy Museum, Model Train Layout, Modules, ETE, European Train EnthusiastsThe passenger cars are just like the ones from when he was growing up in Germany, so it has special meaning for him.

It is really cool when you hear the stories behind why someone has specific trains, or how they have worked to construct one of the modules.

The train layout always brings back memories of the train set I had growing up.

Did you have a train set?

Steven

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1 Response to Trains at the Museum

  1. We had a set! And it really puffed smoke.

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