RIT Model Railroad Club Hosts Spring Train Show, March 21
March 7, 2004
by Silandara Bartlett
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Rochester Institute of Technology’s Model Railroad Club will host its annual Spring Train Show on Sunday, March 21.
Featuring operating layouts, hands-on layouts for kids, railroad literature and displays and workshops, the show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Alumni Union. The club’s operating HO scale Rochester & Irondequoit Terminal Railroad, featuring Digital Command Control and scenes from Rochester and surrounding areas, will be running during the show. Club members, who built and maintain the model railroad, will be on hand to run trains and to answer questions about railroading.
Tickets are $3 for general admission, $2 for senior citizens and students and no charge for children under 12.
RIT students founded the model railroad club in 1996 to promote the hobby of model railroading and to preserve Rochester’s rich railroad heritage. The club, located downstairs in the Student Alumni Union, Room A-420, meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.
Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls more than 15,500 students in 340 undergraduate and graduate programs. For the past decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.