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Dec. 3-4: Model railroad show, Holiday Train in Menlo Park

 

The West Bay Model Railroad Association will hold its annual holiday show on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, with trains running on a new two-level layout at the Southern Pacific building at the Menlo Park train station, 1090 Merrill St.

This year's free event is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Caltrain's holiday train will stop at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, allowing an extra half hour with the model trains after Caltrain leaves.

For more information, call Lauren Mercer at 322-9335.

Go to wbmrra.ning.com (the club's website) to see photos of the layout.

Holiday train

Decorated with thousands of lights, the annual Caltrain Holiday Train will make its way down the Peninsula the first week in December, arriving for a 20-minute stop in Menlo Park at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.

The glittering train will make nine stops over the weekend. At each stop, carolers and a Salvation Army brass band will join with visitors in holiday music.

Santa and Mrs, Claus, plus Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer will get off the train to greet children and pose for pictures.

The Salvation Army and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program will be at the station collecting new unwrapped toys for local children. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is sponsoring the Holiday Train as it has for the past five years.

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