Other smaller train exhibits also entertain
You can watch as two HO locomotives bring coal cars to a
river barge. A big yellow crane scoops coal from the barge and then dumps it in the railcar. The locomotive then hustles the
car off to a power plant and backs the car into a rotary dumper which empties the coal. The locomotive couples to the
railcar and tows it back to the barge for another load.
At the the "Tricky Trains" display you can match wits with
a computer to first to clear the hump yard tracks of all cars.
Some train displays change with the seasons. During the Christmas
season narrow gauge O scale trains amble through a winter scene created with ceramic buildings and animated skiers, toboggans,
and skaters. For Halloween the Hogwarts express will deliver you to a village filled with trick-or-treaters. But
as you climb the road higher you pass haunted houses. The end of the road is truely the end of the road in the spook
filled hilltop graveyard.
If you like things a little closer to the floor (because
that's where your young legs put you) then a wooden railroad play table is likely to get your attention.
Love of trains starts early! We have three play tables with all the track and trains you need to spend some quality time
with Thomas Tank Engine and Friends.