Feb 3, 4
Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers
900 East Macada Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017
The Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers is holding their annual Railroad Days open house. The times are from 1 pm until 4 pm. Featured will be 2 floors of sleek passenger and powerful freight trains in continuous operation. Join us as we keep a holiday tradition alive, marking 58 years of open house events this year. The first floor 650 square foot layout features models of O, On30 and S scale steam trains from the glory days of railroading to the mighty diesel locomotives of today, including prototype sights and sounds. Operating semaphores and signals further enhance the display. Visitors can even operate specific accessories. The second floor 800 square foot HO scale display has a multitude of trains in operation, including a military train powered by multiple diesel locomotives winding through mountain scenery. A miniature trolley travels between a village and a distant amusement park with both an operating ski lift and rides. Visitors can operate the park train, too. Of special note, the roundhouse area continues to be reimagined. Donation of $5 per person at the door is appreciated, free for those 12 and under. We suggest those with children under 40 inches tall bring a step stool to make it easier for them to see the displays. Tables of pre-owned trains, structures, accessories and books are for sale. Ample parking.