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#1 Jack OFFLINE  

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Posted December 03, 2014 - 10:32 PM

I see some of you Tractor folks enjoy model trains etc . So I thought I would
share some local Cincinnati Stuff for some of you who have never had the chance
to see any of this before. Cincy has this wonderful old Art Deco train
station that has been saved from demolition more than once. It is now a museum and I am happy to say we recently passed a tax levy to secure its future.
Cincinnati has had famous christmas train display for many years that is now
located in the Union Terminal. I think it is a pretty outstanding display so I
thought I would share this. Enjoy


Edited by Jack, December 03, 2014 - 10:34 PM.

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Posted December 03, 2014 - 11:21 PM

wow, that is home!! I was born and raised in Cincinnati. I have been to the  CG&E train layout and took my kids there many times. I have been to see the layout at Union Terminal twice, it is a little far for me now, but hope to visit again soon,

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Posted December 04, 2014 - 12:19 AM

Been there many times Jack as a child & now take the grand kids. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted December 04, 2014 - 12:48 PM

That was great, thank you. Made me think of the old TV. show, WKRP in Cincinnati.
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Posted December 04, 2014 - 01:00 PM

Thanks.  That was interesting.

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Posted December 04, 2014 - 02:13 PM

I've been fortunate enough to see it .

I was also part of it as an exhibitor when I was a member of the GCMRA back in the 90's , when it was still called Holiday Junction .

That was before I started working for CSX and now get to run the real thing out of Tower A or the Intermodal ramp at Union Terminal , or nearby Queensgate yard .


I'm glad they are going to preserve it .

 Have you been upstairs to the tower A section of Union terminal which overlooks the yard ?

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Posted December 04, 2014 - 03:49 PM

Wow Jess I didn't know you were with CSX. We wanted to tour the tower one time but was too late at the time for that day. We go to the Lakota train swap meet in West Chester every year. A few years ago I met some of the guys that built a lot of the layout structures at the terminal. They were selling unwanted pieces of plastic walls, doors & windows for $5. a bag...these were the large freezer bags. I bought everything they had clearly wiped them out for a fraction of the Hobby Shop costs. I really enjoyed talking to them. 


I recently learned that the UT area was a lake at one time & they needed a tremendous amount of fill. The area on the west side of Cincy had a hilltop called Balls Knob. They actually removed this whole hilltop to fill in the UT area. I love this place...I can't imagine getting to work there & getting paid for it Jess  :D

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Posted December 05, 2014 - 08:10 AM

Lived hear all my life and never have been to one of the train layouts, never even been to Union terminal and I used to work just blocks from there. Never got in to trains much, but I wished I could have gotten my wife's uncle's collection, he had trains in the boxes from the 50's.