Thursday, December 06, 2007

Union Model Railroad Club Open House and Show

Received the following Press Release via email.

Model Railroad Club, Inc.™
Founded 1949

PO BOX 1146, Union, NJ 07083-1146

CONTACT: Bob Nalbone
(201) 892-5930 Weekdays 9 am – 5 pm
(908) 964-9724 Tuesdays 7 – 10 pm; Saturdays 1 – 5 PM

September 1, 2007

Model Railroad Club Announces Annual Light and Sound Show Dates

UNION, NJ – The Model Railroad Club, Inc., a tax-exempt public charity affiliated with the Union County, NJ Department of Parks and Recreation, today announced the dates for its 2007 Annual Light and Sound Show and Open House.

The show will run November 23, 24, 25 & 30 and December 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 at the club building, located on Jefferson Avenue, off Route 22 east in Union, New Jersey behind The Home Depot.

Show times are: Friday, November 23, noon to 10 pm; Friday, November 30 & Friday, December 7, 7 to 10 pm; Saturdays 10 am to 8 pm and Sundays 11 am to 6 pm.

The show features the Club’s world-famous 1,600 square foot HO Scale layout. A 30 by 27 foot, double-decked N Scale layout is also featured. Visitors will also be able to view the progress that has been made on the 60 by 80 foot HO Scale layout addition.

The show is a perennial favorite with children and adults alike. It is the club’s major fund raising event for the year and proceeds from admission donations and purchases made at the Club’s gift shop and snack shop will help fund the Club’s activities.

New for 2007 is an additional presentation called “Classic Streamliners on Parade.” Exact HO scale replicas of five famous streamlined passenger trains from the post-World War II era, from locomotives to observation cars, will be on hand and operating.

“A majority of people were born after the formation of Amtrak and probably don’t know that at one time the nation’s freight railroads owned and operated all of the passenger train service and did so without any government assistance,” said Model Railroad Club Vice President and head of Development Bob Nalbone. “That’s the story we want to tell with ‘Classic Streamliners on Parade.”

The Model Railroad Club, Inc. was founded in 1949 in the basement of the late Paul Mallery, a pioneer of the hobby of model railroading. The Club occupies a building on Union County parkland designed, built and maintained entirely by the members, under a unique arrangement with the Union County Park System. Free parking is available on site and the building is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, please contact the Club at (908) 964-9724 on Saturdays between 1 – 5 pm or (908) 964-8808 for a recorded message, or by visiting the Club’s website at: