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The really little engines that could

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on Dec. 23, 2008 at 2:05 pm with No Comments »
December 23, 2008 2:05 pm

There are a few things that instantly bring out the 10-year-old boy in me: catching frogs, snowball fights and, of course, model trains.

I just can’t resist the little trestles, the miniature buildings, the wee people going about their Lilliputian lives.

That’s why I’m excited about the Washington State History Museum’s 13th Annual Model Train Festival opening Friday. There’ll be nine model train displays at the museum through Jan. 3. Check their website for details on related activities.

The museum also has the exhibition “The West the Railroads Made” up through Jan. 24. It’s a great reminder of how the history of the west (including Tacoma) and the railroads are so intertwined. But I guess that’s small comfort to the folks currently sleeping on the floor at the Amtrak station.

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