The National Train Day Open House held by the Crescent City Model Railroad Club on May 14, 2016 was a big success. We had a great turnout of visitors and many new faces that came to "Ride the Crescent Lines" for the first time. We had many familiar faces come back to visit too. Visitors had fun finding detailed items by searching through the scavenger hunt while kids had fun running trains on the children's layout downstairs.
There was a 50/50 cash donation raffle and another for a gift basket of donations from Hub Hobby in Metairie, Mike's Train and Hobby Center in Kenner and Electric Train Depot in Ponchatoula.
Our guests had a chance to see and hear some great looking trains running along with some new improvements to the layout as well as some work in progress in the port and Crescent City Industrial District.
We will be back for a Summer Open House on Saturday July 16 from 12 - 6 pm. The next open house after that will not be until the Saturday after Thanksgiving in November.
Our membership would like to thank all who came out to see us and hope that you can join us again soon.