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The organizing committee for the Banning Centennial Train Festival is seeking outdoor garden railroad displays to exhibit to the public. The Festival will take place on October 19th and 20th in Banning, CA.

The Festival will be a trainload of fun for the entire family. This will be a fascinating event celebrating Banning’s heritage as a railroad town and bringing together railroading, model trains and the history of Banning.

The Festival will feature railroad history and artifact exhibits, children’s train rides, displays of current railroad and transit operations, model railroad presentations, hobby clinics, operating scale model railroads, a model train contest, a model train and railroad collectible/antique swap meet and information booths for historical, hobby and community groups. There also will be a free self-guided model railroad layout tour in conjunction with the Festival.

In support of the event the Union Pacific Railroad recently announced they will be a $5,000 sponsor of the Banning Centennial Train Festival.

If you are interested in setting up an outdoor garden railroad during the festival, contact Bob Chaparro at:


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