Jefferson, Tx (FOX 51) — The Jefferson Historical Society and Museum will celebrate the one year anniversary of constructing a replica of an early 1900's T&P Railroad depot on the Museum property to house the R.D. Moses T&P Model Railroad. Construction of the depot building began in late January 2012 and was completed in May of 2012. the inaugural Jefferson Train Days event is from May 19 to May 20, 2012 and celebrated the Grand Opening of the R.D. Moses T&P Model Railroad at the Museum.
Jefferson's Cypress Bayou Model Train Club operates and maintains the model railroad layout for the Jefferson Historical Society and Museum. Since its opening day May, over 2,000 visitors of al ages have enjoyed this model railroad exhibit which is open daily year round.
The late R. D. Moses and his late friend, Jack Luck, spent over 30 years creating and building this scale model railroad layout that depicted the Texas & Pacific Railway in West Texas in the 1950's. The model railroad was published in the May 2002 Model Railroader magazine.
The second annual Jefferson Train Days even will occur on May 18 and 19, 2012 to commemorate the one year anniversary of the R. D. Moses T&P Model Railroad layout being in its new location in Jefferson. This year's even will also celebrate the city of Jefferson being designated by the Union Pacific Railroad as a "Train Town USA" and inclusion in the Union Pacific Railroad's Train Town USA Registry.
One Boarding Pass will admit visitors to four activities, a visit for the R. D. Moses T&P Model Railroad layout, a ride on a narrow gauge scenic train, a tour of Jay Gould's private railroad car, and admission of a train show that includes several modular model railroad layouts and vendors.
Cost of Boarding Pass is $15 for adults; children 6 and under are free. Boarding Passes may be purchased at two event locations in Jefferson on days of the event. All proceeds will benefit Jefferson Historical Society and Museum and the R. D. Moses T&P Model Railroad.
For more information go to www.jeffersontraindays.com.