2014 TRAIN FEST
The Great Falls Model Railroad Club will celebrate the Lewiston-Auburn Balloon Festival with its fourth annual Train Fest, a two-day family fun event at the railroad club building at 144 Mill Street in Auburn. The two-story handicapped accessible building, across the street from the Barker Mill, will be decorated with model hot-air balloons, some of which will be temporarily floating in the blue skies of all four permanent layouts.
Every member of the family will enjoy seeing the layouts in operation and the new additions to the scenery as a scavenger hunt takes them into every room. As guest engineers, children can run trains on the club’s extensive HO layout. Younger children will have fun operating Thomas the Tank Engine in the G-gauge room as well as playing with other age-appropriate trains. There will be railroad-related games and activities for everyone.
Operation Lifesaver will provide railroad safety tips and materials. Model railroad supplies and Train Time videos, produced by the club and seen on local television, will be available to buy. This two-day event begins Saturday, August 16, from 8:00 to 4:00 and concludes Sunday, August 17, from noon to 5:00.
Admission is $3, and children under 12 are admitted free.