DECEMBER  2, 2009


The Clinton Central Model Railroad Club announces their annual Holiday Open House schedule. The club will be opening its doors on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M., Saturday, December 19, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Tuesday, December 29, 2009, from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. Family members of all ages will enjoy the sights and sounds of trains operating on over 800 feet of mainline track on our large HO scale, DCC layout. Station tours including railroad memorabilia and model railroad displays will be provided throughout the day.

The club is located in the former New York Central railroad station in Castanea. The club has transformed the old freight room into a continuously growing HO scale model railroad layout. They have developed a collection of railroad artifacts that includes an extensive railroad library. Donations of railroad and model railroad items are always appreciated to continue the expansion of our displays.

In addition to the annual Holiday Open House activities, a project is currently under way by the Clinton County Historical Society and the Clinton Central Model Railroad Club to renovate this historic station to its previous condition in the heyday of railroading. A new historically correct roof has been installed on the station, and a water tower replica has been erected right outside the station’s main entrance. Public support for this extensive project can be made through tax deductable donations. Details are available at the station or the Historical Society

A special feature of this year’s Open House is the opportunity for children to observe and use an authentic telegrapher’s key to send Morse code messages within the train station. The key is the actual key once used in the Pennsylvania Railroad Station in Lock Haven.

Please bring the whole family to enjoy the sights and sounds of railroading at the Clinton Central Model Railroad Club. The Station is located at 15 Logan Ave, Castanea, PA. Take the Lock Haven exit off of Route 220. Follow the signs to Castanea. Cross the bridge and take the first left on to Allison St. Go two blocks and turn left on Logan Ave. The station is just ahead on the right. Orange signs will be posted along the route.

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