Saturday, November 06, 2010

Holiday train display to benefit Milltown, NJ train depot

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Three model-train enthusiasts are organizing a holiday train display that will take place at the Milltown Senior Citizen Center on Nov. 13-14.

The show will feature numerous operating toy-train layouts and more than 100 static displays of trains and accessories, as well as artifacts from the Raritan River Railroad. There will be several presentations, including "The Evolution of Toy Trains," "The History of the Raritan River Railroad" and "A Day in the Life of the Raritan River Railroad," as told by former engineer and fourth-generation railroader Kenneth Stockton.

The event is a fundraiser during which the Milltown Historical Society and the future Raritan River chapter of the National Railway Historical Society hope to raise money to move the Raritan River Railroad Freight Station, located near the tracks on Washington Avenue, to county-owned land across the street.

Here James Curren (top, center) owner of the property the station sits on opens up the building for Milltown Historical Society member Kathy Heilman (center) and local historian James Reid (right).


WHAT: Holiday train display
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13; noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 14
WHERE: Milltown Senior Citizen Center, 60 Violet Terrace, Milltown, NJ
ADMISSION: $5 per person, children under 10 free, $12 for family of three or more
INFORMATION: 732-828-0249