Third Annual Jefferson Train Days
Jefferson Historical Society and Museum
223 West Austin Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657
Phone: 903-665-2775 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates and Times:
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday, May 17, 2014, Train Day Events
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 18, 2014, Train Day Events
Location: 223 W. Austin Street, Jefferson, Texas 75657
The Jefferson Historical Society and Museum will celebrate the two year anniversary of constructing a replica early 1900’s T & P Railroad depot on the Museum property to house the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad. Construction of the depot building began in late January 2012 and was completed in early May 2012. The inaugural Jefferson Train Days event in May 2012 celebrated the Grand Opening of the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad at the Museum. Since its opening, over 4,000 visitors of all ages have enjoyed this fabulous model railroad exhibit which is open daily year round. Jefferson’s Cypress Bayou Model Train Club operates and maintains the model railroad layout for the Museum.
The late R.D. Moses and his late friend, Jack Luck, spent over 30 years creating and building this fabulous HO scale model railroad layout that depicted the Texas & Pacific Railway in West Texas in the 1950s.This superb model railroad was published in the May 2002 Model Railroader magazine. Even before this publication, the R.D. Moses model railroad was known both locally and nationally as one of the best in the hobby.
One Train Days Boarding Pass will admit visitors to four activities – a visit to the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad layout, a ride on a narrow gauge scenic train through the Piney woods and along the bayou, a tour of Jay Gould’s private railroad car and admission to a train show that includes several modular model railroad layouts, vendors and modeling clinics.
Added attractions to this Third Annual Jefferson Train Days event include cowboy gunfight performances on the train ride by the Lonely West Traveling Gun Show, additional model train vendors, several modeling clinics conducted by expert modelers at the train show and the First Annual Whistle Toot at the Historic Jefferson Railway. Patrons can blow a whistle or demonstrate one of their own whistle valves.
Cost of the Boarding Pass is $15.00 for adults; children 6 and under are free. Boarding Passes may be purchased at two event locations in Jefferson on the days of the event. All proceeds, after expenses, will benefit the Jefferson Historical Society and Museum and the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad.
Jefferson, Texas is a member of the Union Pacific Railroad’s Train Town USA Registry as a part of UP’s ongoing efforts to recognize cities having a historical connection to the railroad.
Also go to www.visitjeffersontexas.com for information on lodging and other activities in Jefferson, Texas.