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Model train to be raffled off

November 28, 2012
By Beth Christian Broschart - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

The West Virginia Railroad Museum in Elkins will raffle a three-rail Polar Express train and layout at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15. The ready to run O gauge prize includes scenery and all wiring, and is currently on display at the Elkins Depot Welcome Center.

Tickets are available at the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, Rail & Trail Store, Ceramics with Class, and from West Virginia Railroad Museum members.

Second prize is a handcrafted lap train quilt, and third prize is a numbered and signed Larry Fisher print of the Elkins Depot.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Christian Broschart
This three-rail Polar Express model train and layout is a favorite of young and old, making its way around the O gauge track at the Elkins Depot. The layout is currently on display at the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, and is the grand prize in the West Virginia Railroad Museum’s raffle. The winner will be announced Dec. 15.

The proceeds from the fundraiser will be used for matching grant funding for restoration of a steam locomotive. This Baldwin Consolidation type number 9 was manufactured in 1904 for the West Virginia Northern Railroad based in Kingwood. It later served on the Preston Railroad before its 1960s retirement. The museum intends to restore the locomotive for use between Elkins and Beverly in the next few years.

More information about the museum and fundraiser are available by calling 304-636-2903 or online at

Contact Beth Christian Broschart by email at



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