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Garden State Model Railroad Club

Event

Title:
Garden State Model Railroad Club
When:
Fri, November 24, 2017, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where:
Garden State Model Railroad Club - North Haledon, NJ
Category:
Open House
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Created by:
Jim Fawcett


Venue

Location:
Garden State Model Railroad Club - Website
Street:
575 High Mountain Road
ZIP:
07509
City:
North Haledon
State:
NJ
Country:
United States
NMRA Division:
GARDEN STATE
E-mail:
Info@GSMRRClub.org

Description

Every year, the Garden State Model Railway Club holds an Open House for the enjoyment of the public. Unlike some clubs, this event is geared for both hobbyists and families. Not only will you see prototypical trains such as modern intermodal trains, coal drags, general freights, and passenger equipment, you will see our famous Santa Claus Express with various Disney and other pop culture characters for the children, not to mention Santa and his sleigh! This train has been popular with children since we first ran it back in 1993. These trains are pulled along the Garden State Northern mainline by a wide variety of steam and diesel locomotives. In 2001, the Club introduced Thomas the Tank Engine and his two coaches Annie and Claribel, another huge success. In 2002, Hogwart's Express from the movie Harry Potter ran along the GSN mainline. In 2002, the Club also began running the ICE Train, brought home from Germany by one of its members. As the Club's Digital Command Control system evolved, more of the locomotives in service began to produce realistic sounds and additional trains were able to be run simultaneously. In 2008, the ICE Train was replaced with an Amtrak Turboliner that whizzes down the mainline.