Monday, 23 June 2014 16:26

American Freedom Train Exhibit Returns

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Previously-shown American Freedom Train ready to be viewed at Oswego Railroad Museum. Previously-shown American Freedom Train ready to be viewed at Oswego Railroad Museum. Submitted photo

     By popular demand, the Oswego Railroad Museum will be featuring a return of the American Freedom Train exhibit during the weekends of July 5 and 6, 12 and 13, and 19 and 20, between noon and 5 p.m.

     The first American Freedom Train was created in 1947 to help celebrate our freedom after World War II. The exhibit includes an O-Scale model of the train that toured the country until 1949.

     The second American Freedom Train was created to help promote patriotism for the country's bicentennial and traveled during 1975 and 1976. The O-Scale Bicentennial Freedom Train is almost 40 feet long, including models of both the steam locomotives that took turns pulling the train.

     There will be photos and memorabilia from both trains.

     Also on exhibit will be items from the New York State Freedom Train, which toured the state during 1949 and 1950.

     The Museum is located on the corner of West First Street and Lake Street, near the harbor, and is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. every weekend until Labor Day, as well as some special weekends. Admission is only $2 for adults, $1 for youth and FREE for kids under 6 yrs.

     Contact the museum for information on this and upcoming events or to arrange a group tour at 315-806-2193 or 315-532-8691 or [email protected]. You can also like them on Facebook at Valley Railroad Association and Museum.

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