Youngsters Take to Trains

Posted on September 18, 2006 in News | 0 comments

Larry Hutchison reported on the show in the Temple Daily Telegram.

“There’s something nostalgic about being around trains,” Darrell Owen of Waco said Sunday afternoon.

It was his first venture to the Temple Model Train Show, now in its 24th year and held at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center.

“And it’s good to see all these kids here enjoying the things that have to do with the past. You wouldn’t think there’d be so many kids, but they seem to be really into it,” he said.

Surely there were lots of youngsters and their parents enjoying everything the vendors had to offer: everything from train tracks to depots, and from engines to the caboose.

Vendors were sure having a good day, according to Vivian Palachek of Mansfield.

“We’ve had a really good show. Lots of repeat customers from years past and people from Killeen have been here,” Mrs. Palachek said.

“We appreciate that.” She and her husband Charles were selling model cars and train sets to the folks crowding around their table.

“It’s been like this both days. The people here are so friendly and having the ‘Thomas (the Tank Train)’ people here has really brought in the kids.”

John Miskulin, set up at another table, was selling Thomas the Tank Train toys as fast as he could.

“These toys are getting the younger kids interested in railroading. But it started with a PBS TV show and it’s just mushroomed,” he said.

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