Model Railroad Celebration: A Maine Christmas Tradition

Ease into the season with the Model Railroad Celebration

The annual model railroad celebration at the Maine State Museum in Augusta is an excellent low-key pre-Christmas activity that the whole family can enjoy! We took in the one-day show last Saturday – and despite the cold, rainy weather – the turnout was brisk. You’ll want to put this show on your calendar for next December!

The show was hosted by the Great Falls Model Railroad Club and the Maine 3-Railers Club.

Potato farm, Aroostook County

Potato farm, Aroostook County

There were several layouts, our favorites being the Maine-inspired scenes and the miniature saw mill – while the younger crowd was enthralled with the Polar Express. My personal favorite was the miniature scale version of a working potato farm in Aroostook County (see above). The attention to detail is amazing!

Potato field, Aroostook County

Potato field, Aroostook County

Train headed through town

Train headed through town

North Maine woods detail

North Maine woods detail

State of Maine, the name says it all!

State of Maine, the name says it all!

The Polar Express is coming to town!

The Polar Express is coming to town!

One of the hosts: Maine 3-Railers Model Railroad Club

One of the hosts: Maine 3-Railers Model Railroad Club

Train race!

Train race!

The Christmas tree in town square.

The Christmas tree in town square.

Miniature lumber mill

Miniature lumber mill


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