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All aboard for the grand opening of St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway

ST. JACOBS - The St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway will hold a grand opening of Waterloo Region’s newest attraction on Oct. 19 and 20 at 1440-3 King Street North, St. Jacobs.

The newly built model railway showcases life in Southern Ontario during the 1950s. The railway has been created with the utmost attention to detail, right down to the entire track being hand laid, meaning that each individual tie was hand cut and laid with steel track on top and spiked down just like it would be in real life.

The model railway’s many trains run through scenic countryside, fields, rivers, towns, a large city and even part of the Niagara Escarpment. The industries, structures and landscape are modeled from their real counterparts in the Waterloo Region and beyond.

 With more than 40 years of history, the St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway was founded by Frank Dubery with help from his wife Gay Dubery under the name Aberfoyle Junction in 1972.

The ever-expanding model railway was recently relocated to its current home in downtown St. Jacobs and will open to the public on Oct. 19.

October 18, 2013


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