Saturday, May 14, 2011

Seattle: HUGE Model Railroad Event This Weekend!

KOMO News: HUGE Model Railroad Event This Weekend!

Seattle / Tacoma, Washington * May 12th, 2011 * For Immediate Release

Tacoma Northwest Model Railroad Club (TNW) is holding one of the area’s largest Model Railroad Show & Swap Meet Saturday, May 14th from 9am to 5pm & Sunday, May 15th from 10am to 4pm at historic Freighthouse Square, 2501 East D Street in Tacoma, Washington.

The pubic is invited to join in the fun of one of America’s most beloved and popular hobbies, Model Railroading. TNW Club members & members of other Railroad clubs will be on hand operating working model train layouts in several gauges and over 80 vendor tables will be offering unique & hard to find trains & goods throughout three floors of Freighthouse Square.

The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, which runs a full size live steam tourist railroad out of Elbe, WA is bringing a working Baldwin 2-8-2 Locomotive & will be giving rides in vintage passenger coaches. You can also get a close up look at a Railway Hi-Rail Truck courtesy of the BNSF Railway. In addition, Sound Transit will hold an open house – come check out The Sounder!

There will be plenty to see and do for the entire family and people of all ages including a special Lego Play area for Kids and several unique eating establishments.

The Tacoma Northwest Model Railroad Club has been in existence over two decades and currently has dozens of members from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

The Freighhouse Square building was built in 1909 and served and the western most terminus for the Milwaukee Railroad. It remained a freight distribution center used by the Milwaukee RR ... and it served in this capacity until the mid 1970's.

The Admission Donation is just $5 for Adults, $3 for Children under 12 years old and free for those under 3 years of age with a portion of the proceeds going to local Charity.

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