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 third day to get a feel for traveling by rail.
- When: June 12, 13, & 14
- Time: 10 am-12 p.m.
- Place: 315 W. Ave. B
- Price: $25
- Ages: 7 to 16
To register, call Gloria Harris at (254) 298-5165 or email her at Gloria@rrhm.org.
About the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum
The museum was founded in 1973 to collect, preserve and exhibit the history of the railroads and local history of Central Texas. The original collection was housed in the 1907 Moody Gulf, Colorado &Santa Fe depot. In 1996, an ISTEA grant for renovating the Temple Santa Fe depot, which had been vacated by the railroad and was destined for demolition, was applied for and received. Three years later, in 1999, work on the restoration began. Dedication of the restored depot took place on July 8, 2000 and is currently home to the Museum.