SMV Hosts 32nd Annual Model Train Show This Weekend
The 32nd Annual Model Train Show is set to begin this weekend at the Science Museum of Virginia, and as Charles Fishburne reports, it has become a holiday tradition.
Trains and little boys and Christmas were always a magic combination, and even though some of the boys are bigger, the magic remains.
Stringer: I like the history. I get involved in the history of the railroads 50 years ago, the way I remember them.
Bob Stringer is a member of the RF&P Model Railroaders, who are bringing their beautiful and elaborate trains with all the trimmings to the Science Museum Rotunda Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Conti: Yeah, it's the 32nd year that the Model Railroad show's been held here.
Museum Director and CEO Rich Conti.
Conti: What used to be really the dullest airport of its day and to bring the trains back and to let the young people and really folks of all ages get a chance to just kinda see 'em doing their thing and just really celebrate the days of old.
Bill: The fascination is the realism.
Railroader President Bill Desse.
Bill: Harkening back to your childhood, the trains that you remembered as a kid.
The RF&P Model Train show this weekend at the Science Museum of Virginia.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News