Train Campers Organized by Named Trains

On Wednesday, June 13th, 25 children aged 7 to 11 visited CentraMod to learn about modeling and running trains. They visited on the second day of a three day Train Camp experience that was offered through the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum. As the children arrived at the CentraMod club house, there were divided into small groups named after historical named passenger trains. These group names were the The Scout, The Texas Chief, The Super...

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RRHM to Host Luncheon and Book Signing

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum will host author Dr. J. Parker Lamb for a book signing event at the museum Saturday, August 11th, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. Dr. Lamb will be signing his latest book, Evolution of the American Diesel Locomotive (Railroads Past and Present). The museum is also hosting a “luncheon with the author” from 12:00 noon. Reservations are required and are $10.00 per person. Call 254-773-4759 to make your...

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Modeler and Model Railroader Author Duane Gaddis Visits

CentraMod was surprised and honored to be visited by fellow model railroader Duane Gaddis of Booneville, Indiana on Wednesday, June 6th. A retired telephone repairman, he had ridden his Harley Davidson, “Old Red” down from Indiana to attend this year’s NMRA Lone Star Region Annual Convention as he has done in years past. This year, he was lucky enough to find the club open for a work session and was able to take a tour. Duane’s HO...

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Austin Steam Train Association to Host 2007 Railfair

Austin Steam Train Association to Host 2007 Railfair

Be sure to take a trip down to Burnet Texas on June 23 and 24th for the 2007 Texas Hill Country Railfair and Festival. Hours & Admission Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4. Adults $3, children under 10 free with each adult admission. Train ride tickets are sold separately at the fair. This show has something for everyone: Railroadiana and model railroad vendors Railroad memorabilia museum Displays of rail cars and equipment Transportation,...

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LSR NMRA Annual Convention Starts Next Week

The Lone Star Region (Texas and Louisiana) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) annual convention is just around the corner. Several CentraMod club members are on the planning committee, led by chairman Bob Alston. Other club members include Dan Ladd, Gordon Locke, Mike Cleveland, and Kennedy Gauger. Richard Zamudio’s layout is part of the layout tour and will be available for operating sessions. If you are already an NMRA...

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CentraMod to Participate in Train Camp

CentraMod to Participate in Train Camp

  On Wednesday, June 13th, Children aged 7 to 16 will visit the CentraMod Model Railroad Club to learn about modeling and running trains. They will visit on the second day of a three day “Train Camp” experience offered through the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum. The first day will be spent learning about the telegraph and sending messages. Afterwards, they will ride the handcars. Campers will ride Amtrak to McGregor on the...

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