Polar Express Train Show Brings Back Holiday Tradition
GAINESVILLE- Kids were all aboard the Polar Express Train show Sunday.
The Ocala Model Railroad Historic Society had 9 vintage train sets and the Polar Express on display at Gainesville's Matheson Museum.
Harold McGee, a historian from the group, tells us trains are part of a holiday tradition he hopes to keep alive.
McGee said, "[The] tradition of the Lionel Train around the Christmas tree and that's when most children used to get their train set at Christmas time. So this gives us an opportunity to display the various types of trains that we have, get them to see an operating layout run, and more importantly let them see the polar express run."
McGee says trains are also an important part of Gainesville's history and the city would've never been built if tracks weren't laid here. The model society will have another show next Saturday at the Central Florida College.
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