By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Railroad fans of all ages are invited to visit the San Bernardino County Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 18th —it’s All Aboard for Train Days!
The museum will be filled with large and small model train layouts, real railroad artifacts, and activities for the whole family. The Orange County Modular Railroaders, Antelope Valley N-Scalers, and many other groups and individuals will install modular layouts with running trains, beautiful scenery, and miniature buildings. Family activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“If you love trains, these are the days to be at the museum,” said Jolene Redvale, curator of education. “Visitors will enjoy a vast variety of model train sizes, styles, and gauges. We’ll have so many trains and layouts that Train Days will fill several museum galleries and outdoor activity areas.”
“Inspect real train artifacts and enjoy making special train related crafts, with some especially for young visitors ages 3 to 6,” said Carla Rosenkild, museum educator. “Watch as model trains and trolleys steam past country scenery or zoom through tiny cities. You can talk to real engineers and other railroad workers. There will even be special train-related educational items and memorabilia for sale in the gift shop.” Young visitors can also build and play with several wooden train sets.
“This event is one of the museum’s most popular every year”, said Redvale. “People of all ages enjoy the trains. We see people new to the hobby as well as those who have been at it for years. We see many grandparents sharing their love of trains with their young grandchildren. It’s a very special thing to share, and our visitors seem never to get their fill of trains!”
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 (adult), $8 (senior or military), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12); children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.