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Model Train Show Chugs Into Pearl River

The Bergen County Model Railroad Club is bringing a model train show to the United Methodist Church of Pearl River Feb. 19 through March 6.

Perfect entertainment for kids and kids at heart, the annual Train Show is coming back to Pearl River.

For only $2 for a child and $5 an adult, patrons will enjoy an array of model train sets, consisting of modular and scratch built layouts presented by the Bergen County Model Railroad Club the Pearl River United Methodist Church on the corner of S. John St. and Franklin Avenue. Every year the arrangement changes, making the show fun and interesting even to the avid train lovers who attend every year.

"The best part about the show is that from year to year, the sets change," said Evan Fleischer, who has been going to the show for 12 years. "One year there will be a big mountain and the next year there will be a stream and a camp layout. Each day there are new trains, new fright cars, and the people are just so wonderful."

The show features four different sizes of trains: standard gauge, 'O' Gauge (Both HiRail and tinplate), ‘S’ Gauge (American Flyer), and On30.

Train enthusiasts and curious newbies can both enjoy the event. Experts are more than willing to answer any questions attendees may have. The event is perfect for someone who has always liked trains but never had the time or know-how to start this wonderful hobby, as well as little ones who will be amazed by the different imaginative scenes.

After visiting the show, families can watch Pearl River's commuter train with a new perspective.

The Model Train Show runs from 10-5pm on Sat Feb. 19 and noon-5pm Sun Feb. 20 and Mon Feb. 21. Other dates for the exhibit are Saturday Feb. 26 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), Sunday Feb. 27 (noon-5 p.m.), Saturday March 5 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday March 6 (noon-5 p.m.)

The price of admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

For more information, visit www.bcmrrc.com.

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