Saturday, December 10, 2011

Speaking of Railroads - Grand Rails 2012 Is Coming Up

Did you know that the Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society rents a building adjacent to where the Santa Train stopped today?  Inside you will find a replica of the Pere Marquette railroad as it appeared circa 1945.  Those visiting Santa on the Pere Marquette train this morning also had the opportunity to see the exhibit.   The club meets each Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  They have 750 feet of main line and 350 feet of branch line track and they are modeling the car ferry service that ran from Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The Club is a 501(c)(3) organization and is establishing a model railroad museum and a library in their building.   For questions contact Skip Luyk at

From July 29 - August 4th 2012 the club will host "Grand Rails 2012", the 77th annual convention of the The National Model Railroad Association.  There will be over 80 "convention quality" layouts on display for visitors, and the Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society is very proud to bring this convention to the West Michigan area.  More information is available at

Members of the Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society were pleased to see visitors

This couple found not only an impressive display but also a temporary relief drom the cold outside

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