Beaufort Railroaders return to library for 27th year

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For the 27th year, The Beaufort Railroaders are bringing trains big and small (gauges N, HO, G, S and O) to the Beaufort Public Library on Scott Street from Tuesday, Dec. 15 to Saturday, Dec. 21. 

The hours each day are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There is a room Lionel O gauge engines and rolling stock with accessories to complete the layuout. It is a 1950’s childhood memory come true.

In a second room, you will be fascinated by trains of all types and sizes running the rails through scenic wonder lands. Engines – steam, diesel, and electric – all pulling their loads.

There is a photo display of the BRR’s recent project of constructing a scale model of the “old swing bridge” over Harbor River connecting St. Helena Island to Hunting Island, which is being replaced at this time. The model will be displayed in the Visitors Center on Hunting Island.

If the Polar Express and Thomas the Tank Engine art the only trains you know, find out about such famous named trains as The Twentieth Century Limited, El Capitan, The Owl, The Crescent City Limited and The Sunset Limited. 

And famous rail lines such as the great Pennsylvania, New York Central, Seaboard, C, B & Q – Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, BAR Bangor/Aroostook Railroad, LIRR “route of the dashing commuter,” Central of Georgia, Burlington Northern, the Chessy System, The mighty Santa Fe with its engines painted in the “War Bonnet” pattern, Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Katy Line, Erie and Lackawanna and Norfolk Southern.

Finish off your rail visit by going upstairs to the Special Collections Room and seeing items of local rail history.

Hundreds and hundreds of children and adults make this show part of their holiday activities each year. Contact the library for more details at 843-255-6456

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