Kids of All Ages Flock to Model Trains at Brandywine River Museum

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A must-see for visitors to the Wilmington area is the spectacular O-gauge train display assembled every Christmas at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. It fills an entire gallery and took 7 people 6 days to assemble (you can watch this on the museum's website.)

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As many as five of 150 locomotives and 300 freight cars run simultaneously on more than 2,000 feet of track, winding past a village, stone quarry, oil refinery, mountains, and running waterfall, as Santa and his sleigh fly overhead. A “rail cam,” mounted on a snowplow, gives visitors a view from the perspective of a miniature locomotive driver.

The museum is also noted for the "critters" made of natural materials by volunteers, who use them to decorate trees in the museum and also sell them in the gift shop. The exhibit runs until January 6, so you had better hurry!

 
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William Johnson
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Hi Carolyn, This is just wonderful and you are so right about the kids of all ages loving this. It must to be a DNA thing, :-)

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William--I especially like to go when my son is in town, since he is a model train and any kind of train fan.

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