Nov 26, 2011

York-area model railroad displays embrace childlike wonder of the holidays

(York Dispatch) If only she could take back that fateful Christmas wish voiced to her husband more than 40 years ago. But Joanne Brown was 28 years old then. She was newly married and romanticized the holiday marked each year with a tree adorned with twinkling lights, ornaments and stuffed stockings.
The only thing missing, she says she believed then, was a toy train to encircle the gifts at the base of the tree inside their Springettsbury Township home.
"It's the worst mistake I ever made," Brown said. "I should've never bought that first train."
But it's too late for that; her husband, Michael Brown, has become an avid model train collector with 500 to 600 cars and about 75 engines. Continued

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