It’s not too late to get onboard at the Alvin Historical Museum. The “Adventure, All Aboard,” the new S Gauge Model Train exhibit, ends its run on Jan. 7. The popular exhibit is hosted by the Alvin Museum Society.
Houston based Model S gauge railroad enthusiasts Rusty Paulus, Bob Were, and Steve King have been working at the museum running the trains down their tracks as record numbers of visitors have been to the museum to see it.
The volunteers are from the S gauge group in the Houston area.
The exhibit includes a handmade wooden train built by Bernie Glardon in 1995. He was inspired by his father who had worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad. William Henry Glardon’s official railroad photo from 1938 accompanies the exhibit.
A railroad Christmas tree is also on exhibit in the lobby.
Five more days are available for visits to catch the trains before they leave.
The railroad exhibit will be open for the public every Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30 through and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 5-7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum will be closed Dec. 31.
The Alvin Historical Museum is located at 300 W. Sealy St. in Alvin.
Story by Karolyn Gephart