Model Railroad Club Announces Annual Show Dates, Advance Ticket Availability

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UNION—The Model Railroad Club, Inc. will put discount advance tickets for its 2009 annual light and sound show and open house on sale Saturday, Oct. 17.

Tickets will be available at the club ticket window on Saturdays, between 1 and 4 p.m.  Tickets will also be available by mail and online, via the club’s website: www.tmrci.org.
Ticket prices are: $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 3 through 15 and $5 for seniors age 60 and over, if purchased in advanced.  Prices are higher at the door the days of the show.

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Children age 2 and younger admitted free of charge.  The show will run Nov. 27, 28 & 29 and Dec. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, & 13 at the club building, located on Jefferson Avenue, off Route 22 east in Union, behind The Home Depot.

Show times are: Friday, Nov. 27, noon to 10 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 11, 7 to10 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show features the club’s world-famous 1,600 square-foot HO scale layout.  A 30 by 27 foot, double-decked N scale layout is also featured.  Visitors will also be able to view the progress that has been made on the 60 by 80 foot addition to the HO scale layout, including the large steam locomotive-era engine terminal and roundhouse.  In addition, the popular “Classic Streamliners on Parade” program will be making a return engagement.

This year marks the club’s 60th anniversary.  The Model Railroad Club, Inc. was founded in 1949 in the basement of the late Paul Mallery, a pioneer of the hobby of model railroading, as the Summit-New Providence HO Model Railroad Club.  The club occupies a building on Union County park land designed, built and maintained entirely by the members, under a unique arrangement with the Union County Park System.  Free parking is available on site and the building is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact the club at 1-908-964-9724 on Saturdays between 1 – 5 p.m., or 1-908-964-8808 for a recorded message, or by visiting the club’s website at: www.tmrci.org.


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