Great Happening:

Train show coming to Jefferson

Event planned for July 15; table reservations still available

Somewhere in your closet, or basement, or attic, is a box of Lionel or HO locomotives, cars and track.

Or perhaps you have a collection of railroad lanterns and other memorabilia that’s been collecting dust ever since grandpa rode the rails to heaven.

Or you and your grandchildren just like trains.

If so, the Jefferson Historical Society has a table for you.

On July 15 the society will host the area’s first Train Show, swap and sale event, at the Jefferson Community Center. Tables are just $12 to $16 for both dealers and individuals who want to sell railroad and model-railroad related items (only, please).

The show will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make it family friendly, admission is only $2 ages 12 to adult; under 12 get in free.

Organizer David Martin says the society would like to establish an annual railroad show event similar to that at Lakeland Community College.  Dealers who participated in that event have been invited to this show.

To reserve a table or find out more about the event, which will feature memorabilia related to the Ashtabula Train Disaster of 1876, send an email to the society or call 576-5333.

Above photo: The old depot at West 32nd Street, Ashtabula, is the object of a preservation effort. Photo by Carl E. Feather.

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Carl Feather is lodging tax administrator for Ashtabula County and the founder of The Wave newsletter. He is 25-year newspaper industry veteran and frequent contributor to West Virginia's Goldenseal Magazine. He enjoys photography and videography, which he shares at his blog,, and his Feather Cottage You Tube channel.
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