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Less than two weeks left to see model train exhibition



  • June 2, 2010 11:00am

"All Aboard! The Impact of Trains on American Culture," at the C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology wraps up June 11.

If you've not yet seen the free exhibition, you can do so between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday in Meiklejohn Hall 4047. Large groups should call ahead (510-885-3104) to ensure an adequate number of docents.

The exhibition includes dozens of never-before-displayed model trains - some handmade - from the collection of model train buff Dick Wheeler.

Train enthusiasts will know the collection from stories in the “Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette” and “Train Collectors Quarterly.” History buffs will delight in how the exhibition illustrates the development of the transcontinental railroad, and anyone whose been taken by the forlorn cry of a distant train whistle will connect to the charm, and workmanship, of the dozens of tinplate toy trains and HO models shown.

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