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The Circus Moves By Rail at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum

October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT

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Their Fall Circus Days at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum are now scheduled!
Saturday, October 3rd from 10-5
Saturday, October 10th from 10-5
Their Circus Train weekend reenacts the historical operation of circus trains on their layouts with an operating Circus Train, several displays and a Parade staged in on their train layouts.
What are Circus Trains?
Circus trains began in the 1870s, by replacing the shows that moved by slow animal-drawn wagons. Over the years these trains grew in length as the train cars switched from wood to steel construction. Circus trains typically consisted of three types of cars: large animal cars, flat cars loaded with colorful wagons and passenger cars for the workers and performers. They were usually found in the train in that order. Circus cars were generally longer than normal freight cars because the railroads charged by the car & mile. They were painted very colorful to attract attention. The greatest number of circus trains operated between 1920 and 1950. Over those years many merged and others went broke.
Their trains are inspired by the “Circus World Museum” in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The museum has a very large collection of train cars, wagons, events, and other circus collections for you to see. Our train features models of many of these wagons faithfully modeled in O-Scale. O-Scale works out to 1 to 48 and ¼” equals 1 foot.
Admission to this special event is included in the Museum’s regular admission price of $10 per person, Children 4 and under are admitted free of charge.
Buy your tickets at tcmrm.eventbrite.com
Masks required.
Social distancing requested.


October 3, 2020
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Twin City Model Railroad Museum
(651) 647-9628


Twin City Model Railroad Museum
668 Transfer Road, Suite 8
Saint Paul, MN 55114
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(651) 647-9628

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