Train Town Relocation Updates

DATE EVENT
December 2020 Discussions begin with a well-know local museum for potential relocation of Wade's Train Town layout.
January 9, 2021 "Last Run at Brookford" Open House was held 10 am - 2 pm in Room 107, Brookford Community Center. The room is now closed to the public. Relocation discussions continue.
February 1, 2021 Inventory sessions scheduled for Saturdays during February. Relocation discussions continue.
February 25, 2021 Inventory completed and being studied. Many thanks to volunteers Fred Miller, Alan Hardee, Larry Paffrath, Keith Iritsky, Joe Skorch, Ed Smith, and Andrew Stitt. Packaging the removable items on the layout comes next during March. Work sessions scheduled for March 13th and March 20th, 10 am until 2 pm. Click on this link to our Calendar Page for more details. Relocation discussions continue.
March 20, 2021 It's official! The Newton Depot Authority has agreed, in conjunction with Wade Warren's family and the CSD, to relocate the layout to the Depot's Model Railroad Center located at 1111 Main Street, in Newton, NC. We believe that this is the best possible place in Catawba County for this so that future generations can continue to enjoy Wade's handiwork. Click on this link to see the official announcement.
 

Relocation work sessions during the last two months have been amazingly successful. As of March 20 all the buildings have been removed from the layout and packed up along with various other groups of items in the room. We installed some of the new legs for the tables and separated all of the 9 tables making up the layout. They are ready to move! Thanks to Bob Halsey, Joe Skorch, Andrew Stitt, Keith Iritsky, and Ed Smith for their excellent work this month. We will have no scheduled work sessions during April mainly because we are now waiting for the Model Railroad Center folks to finish up preparing the room that we will be moving into. They believe it will be finished during April, so look for us to schedule some moving sessions during May.