Central railroad museum open on Saturday

CENTRAL — Beginning this weekend, the Central Railway Museum will be open to the public with trains running from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday.

The museum at 108 Werner St. and the Function Junction storefront at 131 W. Main St. will both be open for each Saturday.

Officials said great progress has been made in construction, modeling, and scenic detailing on the two HO-scale portable/modulars and the permanent HO-scale museum layouts. An N-scale layout is also operating. There is a large collection of S-Gauge American Flyer trains with an operating layout that includes many popular animated trackside accessories.

An easily recognized Lionel-based “Christmas morning” featuring the iconic trains around the tree setting is the newest component in a house full of trains, train memorabilia, historic artifacts and train-related library. Function Junction houses the modular HO-scale layout, as well as another traveling layout depicting Dambridge, N.J., that the public is invited to operate.

Kids are welcome to become engineers running Thomas the Tank and his friend James.

Admission is free of charge, and docents will be available to answer questions and keep the trains on track.