LOCAL LIST: Trains and Christmas

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Trains at the Waynesboro Model Railroad Club.

Trains and Christmas go together like holly and ivy and there are special places to enjoy model locomotives this time of year.

1. The Waynesboro Model Railroad Club through Jan. 17 at the Waynecastle headquarters.

A schedule of open house dates has been set for the model train displays in the former grain mill building on Waynecastle Road just off Route 16.

The open house schedule is as follows: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 2 and 3, 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 5, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 12, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 and 17, 1 to 5 p.m.

Admission is free, however donations are welcome and appreciated.

For safety reasons no strollers are allowed. Only the first floor of the facility is handicap accessible.

For information, call 762-9579 or visit

2.  The Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the city's railroad heritage and to the men and women who made Hagerstown the “Hub City.” The Hagerstown Roundhouse was lost when it was taken down in March of 1999.

The 25-stall roundhouse, shops and storage buildings were completed by 1939. This complex was in operation for more than 50 years building, maintaining and repairing Western Maryland Railroad locomotives and cars. 

The Trains of Christmas runs through Feb. 14.

Hours are  1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 296 S. Burhans Blvd.

There is a fee.

3. The Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club has open house dates from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2 and 9, and Sunday Jan. 17 at 440 Nelson St. in Chambersburg.

For details visit