Trains at Christmas? Of course! At least somewhere to be seen, if not around your own tree. To keep this long held important American tradition alive, as in years past, the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society members and model enthusiasts will present their display of operating model and toy trains at the Toledo Portland and Western Depot beginning Saturday, Nov. 30.
The display and show will include operating scale model and toy trains in a variety of sizes, from tiny Z scale, N and HO, up to S (American Flyer) and O (Lionel) scales. The show will open on the same day as the Toledo Tree Lighting Ceremony and will continue from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm for two weekends, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7 and 8.
In addition to a small gift shop for the sale of donated used trains and accessories to the Society, there will be an opportunity for some lucky person to have their very own fully scenicked train layout for Christmas. A 3 foot by 5 foot N scale layout will be raffled off at the end of the train show. It will be complete with locomotive, cars and electric power pack for immediate operation. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the show for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.
All of this will take place at the P & W Depot, located in Toledo just across the street from the YPRHS Train Museum and the Post Office. The display and show is free and open to all with donations welcome to help continue the show in the future.