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Special Event for Model Railroad Fans in Union County

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Union County, NJ – The Model Railroad Club plans to thrill model train fans of all ages when it holds its annual Invitational Operating Session on Saturday, June 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to view the action on elaborately detailed multi-track layouts.

Normal Saturday admission fees will apply to the event. It will take place at the club’s facility in Union Township, behind the Home Depot at 954 Route 22 East (enter the parking lot and follow the signs to the service road by the garden center).

“The Freeholder Board is proud to support the Model Railroad Club, which has provided a generation of Union County residents and visitors with unique and enriching experiences,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

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The Invitational Operating Session will involve 30-50 club members and other invitees operating three railroads in a prototypical fashion.

A snack shop, gift shop and toddler play round out the amenities for visitors.

"Last year, over 100 people attended our special invitational operating session," said Model Railroad Club president Tim McCollum. "This is a unique opportunity for our fans to come out and see our railroads operating as realistically as possible. We think it is quite entertaining for those who understand railroad operations and extremely educational for those that do not." 

The Model Railroad Club is a non-profit organization focused on engaging the public with the history of the Union County region through the art and craft of model railroads.

The organization operates and maintains a large layout and workshop located in a mixed-use area of Union County’s Lenape Park, off Route 22 in Union Township, under an arrangement with the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.

New members are welcome, and visitors may come and view the layouts during special events and regular Saturday open hours.

For more details visit ucnj.org/parks-recreation/model-trains or contact The Model Railroad Club by email at info@tmrci.org. For many more photos and membership information visit tmrci.org.

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