RENOVATION OF THE RAILROAD DEPOT
When driving Depot Street one can’t help but notice the work that has been done on the old railroad depot. Through the work of Jim Baxter, with help from members of the Seymour Community Church, and the cooperation of the city crew, the building has been spruced up and is now handicap accessible. Jim spent many hours this summer painting, trimming, and adding more authenticity to the building. The interior showcases an impressive model railroad layout featuring trains and a variety of railroad related equipment.
Dave Fairbanks, the architect of the layout, points out that the system is computer operated and up to six engines can run at a time. Featuring mountains, cities, logging, and various businesses, thousands of hours have been put into the model. To add realism, crossing gates descend, neon lights advertise businesses, boxcars are loaded, and Dave even has a state patrol officer with his lights flashing. The display was a big hit during the Burger Fest. The Depot was open on Sundays during the summer months and during “Music in the Park.” The train layout will be available for viewing during the museum open house and bake sale on Sunday, December 4th.