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For the Love of Trains: Stories of Model Railroading

March 16, 2019 - 3:00pm4:00pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum
129 Lake St
Oak Park, IL 60302
United States

Like so many baby boomers, Kevin Kell received a Lionel train set as a Christmas present when he was a young boy, but lost interest in trains when he entered high school. Then, in 1973, his wife gave him an HO train set for their first Christmas together, and the spark was rekindled. He has been involved in model railroading ever since.

Please join us as Kell shares his love of model railroading, shows some items from his collection, and talks about current trends in the hobby.

Kell, a recently retired civil engineer, is a member of the LGB Model Railroad Society, the Chicago Area Garden Railroad Society, and the national Big Train Operator Club, all of which are devoted to large scale and garden railroading. Most of his personal modeling is in HO scale, as well as a select group of special collections. He is especially proud of the brass locomotives he has collected over the years.

Admission to this program is included with regular museum admission; members are always free.