Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey - Places to Go and Things to Do

A discussion of things to do and paces to go, with the purpose of sharing, and encouraging exploration of South Jersey.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Model Trains continued

There will be a model train show at the Burlington County Massonic Lodge, November 2 from 9:a.m. to 3 p.m..  The address is 2308 Mt. Holly Rd., Burlington Twp., NJ.

I will try to get there but I have a post-50th Reunion breakfast in Maple Shade that day.  It may break up early enough to leave time to go over and if it does, I'll be happy to stop in and see the trains.

Even though the train museum is closed at Jim Thorpe, there is still the train ride and the train station, though I'm not sure when the train stops running.  I know it is seasonal.  My family always loved to take train rides, short though they usually were.  We took several in W.Va. where my parents lived before they passed away and several in Pennsylvania like the Strasbourg Train ride.  It is a fun thing to do especially this time of year.

A friend told me on the phone that there is a huge train display at a place called Roadside America.  Don't know much about that but I'll look itup.

Okay, here's the link
And it is open September through the winter daily and costs about $7.  It looks pretty far, though.  They say they are about 40 miles from a few places that are over an hour from here, Gettysburg and Harrisburg, so I would guess it must be a 2 hour drive.    For now, I think I'll stick with Burlington.

Happy Trails (If you want to take the train ride at Jim Thorpe, here is the info copied from their website.  They warn you to call ahead, especially on weekdays, to make sure the train is open and running.
Jo Ann
Bring the entire family for a spectacular one-hour train ride into the beautiful Lehigh Gorge State Park. From the comfort of our historic 1920's era open window coaches, you can witness the grand sights available only by train. Mountain vistas, trackside streams and flowing rivers, and fellow adventurers enjoying hiking, biking and white water rafting are just a few of the visual delights waiting for you on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway.
Former Central RR of New Jersey Train Station, Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229

1 comment:

  1. Strasburg, Pa., is definitely worth a visit. The Choo-Choo Barn is a family business that's been adding model railroad track for 60 years. There's a nice shop next door. A mile down the road is the National Toy Train Museum. Of course, there's also the big trains right there: the Strasburg Railroad and the Pennsylvania Train Museum. We've done weekends there at a nearby farm B&B, very enjoyable.