Monday, November 19, 2012

Irondequoit, NY: Room-sized train display delights young and old

From Democrat and Chronicle: Room-sized train display delights young and old
 Train lovers of all ages were treated to a room-sized holiday village Saturday at Chapel Oaks Community Center in Irondequoit.
The third annual train display at the retirement community opened to the public Saturday morning and will continue through Sunday.
“Both old and young really enjoy trains,” said Marie Frey, marketing representative at Chapel Oaks. “We thought it would be a really nice thing to do for the community, like a family affair.”
The train display took eight volunteers from Flower City Tinplate Trackers about four hours to set up on Friday. The group is a train club based in Rochester that operates and displays O Gauge model trains at community events and train shows.
Frey said members of the public typically come to see the trains, as well as the seniors who live at Chapel Oaks.
“It’s very nostalgic for them,” she said. “Just to see their eyes light up when they see the trains, it’s pretty amazing to watch.”
The display will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Chapel Oaks is located on St. Ann’s campus, 1550 Portland Ave.


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