Tuesday, January 01, 2013

More "Trains of Christmas", in Hagerstown, MD

I’ll open the New Year with just a brief picture show of my visit Dec. 30 to the RoundHouse railroad museum Dec. 30 in Hagerstown, MD, link here, for the “Trains of Christmas” exhibit.

The trains are on four levels, and as with the museum in Vienna VA Dec. 16, only the front portion is visible to visitors.  The third and fourth levels connect with an inclined plane that the trains have to climb.

The exhibit has both O and HO trains, and features many older passenger trains and self-propelled streetcars, and one steam engine that swivels on curves. 

The scenery seems less “real” than that of some other exhibits, with somewhat toylike buildings.  The modeling could be viewed as based on the geography of Garrett county (the westernmost in Maryland, behind the “Eastern Continental Divide” as along the modern I-68).

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