Monday, May 28, 2012

Choo…. Choo!!!!!!

Friday was train day for us. First stop was the Choo Choo Barn in Strassburg. A quick bit of history:

Since 1961, people across the country and around the world have come to visit a truly unique attraction...the Choo Choo Barn -- Traintown U.S.A.®! Our 1,700 square foot train layout features over 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles and 22 operating trains…we guarantee the Choo Choo Barn is like nothing you've ever seen!
This is an "O" Gauge layout. The creators very first train set is on display also. Every winter he adds or improves more parts of the layout so return visits are a must. This past winter he added headlights to many of the vehicles for the night portion of the show.
For a whole lot more go to here are some highlights from our visit.
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This layout also has a night portion  IMG 1493  IMG 1492

And there is a train store here so you can buy everything you need for your layout. Even some special trains for the girls (just for you Possum)  
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Next stop was the Strassburg Railroad. More on that next.


Anvilcloud said...

Thanks. I just sent this link to a Flickr guy in Norway who is always posting photos of his models.

Doris said...

LOVED that place when I was a kid! We did several school trips there. It's been a long time since I've been there...wasn't even sure if it was still open!

Can't wait to see some pictures of the wedding! no pressure...when you get a chance to post =)

possum said...

Looks like a fun place to visit!

Anonymous said...

We have several train enthusiast friends who would just love the opportunity to visit here. Have a great Monday.

Sandra said...

we have a friend who would love this barn, he and his teen son love all things choo choo.

Lois Evensen said...

What a fun place! Our grandson would be in train heaven!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a layout! Trains definitely bring out the little kid in all of us.

Anonymous said...

I really would like to visit that place :-) To bad it's so far away :-)

Have a great day!

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

So glad you had a wonderful wedding! Love the photos of those cute grands too!
My oldest son was an absolute train fanatic.... I used to know every car and piece of railroad equipment that there was!

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