Celebrating the magic

In an age of instant entertainment and shortening attention spans in a time when busy-ness consumes people’s lives, it is gratifying to see that model and toy trains racing around a track still hold the power to bring wonder, excitement, and smiles to those who take the time to share them, view them, talk about, and remember them.

Such was the case at the recent 23rd edition of the Will Huffman Toy Train Expo held at Park Place. The sights, lights, sounds, and smells from dozens of toy trains filled the rooms, nooks, and crannies in Peter Herdic’s ornate 1860s railroad hotel during Victorian Christmas weekend. We trust the more than 1850 visitors to the Expo enjoyed the experience!

We’re especially grateful for the generosity of the two-dozen plus exhibitors who brought in their trains and layouts to share with the community. What a gift!

This family event would not be possible without the super support of our hosts at Park Place: Pat Russell, Tony Visco, Fran Visco, and Rick Miller.

A “trainload of thanks” to our many dedicated volunteers, corporate donors, and advertising sponsors whose contributions were invaluable. We appreciate the newspaper coverage by the Sun-Gazette.

Our father liked to say that the Toy Train Expo is “a celebration of the magic and nostalgia of toy trains.” We hope that “magic” continues for many years to come!

Eric Huffman, Montoursville

Bruce Huffman, Williamsport

Toy Train Expo Organizers

Submitted by Virtual Newsroom