Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers Railroad Days

The Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers is holding their 50th annual Railroad Days event the following Saturdays and Sundays… December 10 and 11, 2016; January 7,8,14 and 15, 2017, and February 11 and 12, 2017. The times are from 1 pm until 5 pm. Featured will be 2 floors of sleek passenger and powerful freight trains in continuous operation, located at 900 East Macada Road, Bethlehem, PA, 18017.

The first floor 650 square foot layout features models of O, On30 and S scale steam trains from the glory days of railroading to the mighty diesel locomotives of today, including prototype sights and sounds. Operating semaphores and signals further enhance the display. Visitors can even operate specific accessories.

The second floor 800 square foot HO scale display has a multitude of trains in operation, including a loaded coal train stretching to more than 100 cars powered by multiple diesel locomotives winding through new mountain scenery. A miniature trolley travels between a village and a distant amusement park with both an operating ski lift and rides. Visitors can operate the park train, too.

Admission via donation is $5 per person, and free for those 12 and under. We suggest those with children under 40 inches tall bring a step stool to make it easier for them to see the displays. Tables of pre-owned trains, structures, accessories and books are for sale. There is ample free parking.

Event Types: Community Meetings & Gatherings, Fundraising Events & Galas, History
Event Amenities:
  • Cash Only
  • Free Parking
  • Family Friendly
Event Location:900 E. Macada Rd. directions »
Event Website:http://www.bdsme.org
Event Times:
  • Dec 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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