Jefferson Train Days

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Jefferson Train Days

JEFFERSON- The Jefferson Historical Society & Museum will celebrate the one year anniversary of constructing a replica early 1900’s T & P Railroad depot on the Museum property to house the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad. Construction of the depot building began in late January 2012 and was completed in early May 2012. The inaugural Jefferson Train Days event on May19-20, 2012 celebrated the Grand Opening of the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad at the Museum.

Jefferson’s Cypress Bayou Model Train Club operates and maintains the model railroad layout for the Jefferson Historical Society and Museum. Since its opening last May, over 2,000 visitors of all ages have enjoyed this fabulous model railroad exhibit which is open daily year round.

The late R.D. Moses and his late friend, Jack Luck, spent over 30 years creating and building this fabulous HO scale model railroad layout that depicted the Texas & Pacific Railway in West Texas in the 1950s.This superb model railroad was published in the May 2002 Model Railroader magazine. Even before this publication, the R.D. Moses model railroad was known both locally and nationally as one of the best in the hobby.

The second annual Jefferson Train Days event will occur on May 18 and 19, 2013 to commemorate the one year anniversary of the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad layout being in its new location in Jefferson. This year’s event will also celebrate the city of Jefferson being designated by the Union Pacific Railroad as a “Train Town USA” and inclusion in the Union Pacific Railroad’s Train Town USA Registry.

One Boarding Pass will admit visitors to four activities – a visit to the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad layout, a ride on a narrow gauge scenic train, a tour of Jay Gould’s private railroad car and admission to a train show that includes several modular model railroad layouts and vendors.

Cost of the Boarding Pass is $15.00 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Boarding Passes may be purchased at two event locations in Jefferson on the days of the event. All proceeds, after expenses, will benefit the Jefferson Historical Society & Museum and the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad.

Go to www.jeffersonrailway.com, click on “Jefferson Train Days.”

Also go to www.visitjeffersontexas.com for information on lodging and other activities in Jefferson, Texas.

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