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Monthly Archives: January 2014

All Aboard! Train Days at the County Museum

20140118-train-daysRailroad fans of all ages are invited to visit the San Bernardino County Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, January 18 and 19—it’s All Aboard for Train Days!

The museum will be filled with large and small model train layouts, real railroad artifacts, and activities for the whole family. The Pacific Coast Modular Club, Orange County N’Gineeres, Orange County Modular Railroaders, Mark Anthony Circus Trains, Antelope Valley N-Scalers, and many other groups and individuals will install modular layouts with running trains, beautiful scenery, and miniature buildings.

“If you love trains, these are the days to be at the museum,” said Jolene Redvale, curator of education. “Visitors will enjoy more, bigger, and fresh layouts this year, plus all their old favorites. We’ll have so many trains and layouts that the event is expanding into even more museum galleries for the weekend.”

“Inspect real train artifacts and enjoy making special train related crafts, with some especially for young visitors ages 3 to 6,” said Carla Rosenkild, museum educator. “Watch as model trains and trolleys steam past country scenery or zoom through tiny cities. You can talk to real engineers and other railroad workers. There will even be special train-related educational items and memorabilia for sale in the gift shop.”

“This event is one of the museum’s most popular every year”, said Redvale. “People of all ages enjoy the trains. We see people new to the hobby as well as those who have been at it for years. We see many grandparents sharing their love of trains with their young grandchildren. It’s a very special thing to share, and our visitors seem never to get their fill of trains!”

Improvements coming to Lake Gregory

Check out this great story about the County’s big plans for Lake Gregory Regional Park: LakeGregoryThe Board of Supervisors has hired Urban Parks Concessionaires, also known as the California Parks Company, to take over the day-to-day operations at Lake Gregory and upgrade the park. Improvements will include an expanded summer water play area, a new fishing program and a renovation of the San Moritz Lodge. The company has nearly 40 years of experience operating a number of resorts, parks and lakes throughout California, including Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet. The company will also provide food and beverage concessions, special event and wedding services, inspection of invasive aquatic species, and recreation and fee collection.



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