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Nacogdoches Railroad Depot to host fourth annual Loblolly Railroad Model Train Display

November 13, 2014 - University Marketing Communications
The Loblolly Railroad Model Train Display will be at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot from Friday, Nov. 28, to Sunday, Dec. 14. The display includes a three-rail O gauge train and features two mainline loops of track, a figure 8 and a point-to-point trolley line. Spectators can enjoy watching the engine pull passenger and freight cars around the depot's scenic display.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Loblolly Railroad Model Train Display returns for a fourth year to the historic Nacogdoches Railroad Depot 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28.

Presented by the Loblolly Crew, the three-rail O gauge train layout is 12 feet by 16 feet and features two mainline loops of track, one designed to travel in a figure 8 and another in a point-to-point trolley line. Spectators can enjoy watching vintage steam and diesel engines pull passenger and freight cars around the depot's scenic display.

The Holiday Toy Trains display features buildings and attractions, all depicting a typical East Texas town. Scenery includes oil fields and industrial areas, a rail yard, a main street, and much more. Also, representatives from Union Pacific Railroad and Operation Lifesaver will be on hand to discuss the importance of railroad safety.

All trains will be on display at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot, 101 Old Tyler Road, starting Friday, Nov. 28, and will operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, Dec.7 and Dec. 14; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 and 12.

Organized in 1999, the Loblolly Crew is a group of East Texas men who enjoy promoting and sharing their model train hobby with railroad enthusiasts and visitors alike. The group is based out of Longview, and additional information regarding their hobby can be viewed online at http://www.easttexas-modeltrains.org/

Sponsors for this year's event are the Stephen F. Austin State University Center for Regional Heritage Research, City of Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Center for Regional Heritage Research at (936) 468-3953. The event is free and open to the public.