Zane Trace National Trail Model Railroad Club Holding an Open House This Weekend

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Zane Trace National Trail Model Railroad Club will be having their annual open house this weekend. 

The train display will be showing modern and historic parts of Columbus to Pittsburgh as it travels through.

The Treasurer of ZTNT Model Railroad Club, Rick Gooden, said that club has been around since the mid 70’s and moved into their new sixth street location in 2013.

“It’s probably twice as big as the old club and this is run like a real railroad. And it shows modern equipment, it shows older equipment because there’s no set thing you have to run, there’s no rules as long as it stays on the track,” Gooden stated .

Residents can expect models like diesels, freight cars, passenger cars, steam engines and more on display.

Gooden talked about why the club is having a second open house than normal and the support they’ve been receiving from the community.

“We’ve always had one in November and we’ve had them since back in the mid 80’s and we started doing the ones for the spring because people ask, ‘hey you know it’ll be nice if you opened it up in the spring,’ so they can come see what was different, and we just got in the habit of doing it and they supported us really good around Zanesville,” Gooden said.

The open house will be held this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 24 South Sixth St.

The admission is free, but donations are accepted and appreciated.

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