The Old City Hall Restoration Project Committee will once again host the 9th Annual Holiday Train Show starting Thanksgiving weekend at The Old City Hall, 13 Crosswicks St., Bordentown. The trains arrive on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23, 24 and 25, at 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The train display opening coincides with Bordentown City’s Holiday Tree Lighting hosted by the Foundation for Bordentown Traditions scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24.
The Holiday Tree Lighting will take place in the center of town at the intersection of Crosswicks Street and Farnsworth Avenue. The Train Show is open to the public from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends only beginning Nov. 30; Dec. 1 and 2; Dec. 7, 8, 9; Dec. 14, 15, 16; Dec. 28, 29, 30; Dec. 28, 29 and 30; and Jan. 4, 5, 6.
Joe Malone, Zig Targonski and the Old City Hall Restoration Committee sponsor the Holiday Train Show. Malone and Targonski are long-time Bordentown City residents and model train enthusiasts. Targonski’s wife, Nancy, is also a collector and train display creator who delivers original and unique model train displays. This year, she is producing “Back to the 50’s.” Targonski will display various trains from his extensive collection that date back to the early 1900s to present day. These include a large collection of G Gauge outdoor railroad trains, Standard Gauge, and O Gauge Lionel trains. His layout includes a third level platform of model trains that he introduced in 2016.
HO trains and O gauge trains will be on display by Joe Malone, Nancy Targonski will once again display her New England Village, and Sean Gerike will be returning with his Lego City and Lego train display. In addition, Thomas the Train and His Friends will once again make an appearance.
The New Jersey Free-MO Modular Trains, a group of model railroaders who construct, operate and display Free-mo HO scale modular layouts throughout New Jersey, will occupy the first floor with an expanded display. The Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey Garden Railroad Society will also be exhibiting. This club also stages exhibits at the Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania and had a display at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show.
For additional information about The Old City Hall and the Holiday Train Show, contact Vicki Gaudier at (609) 203-0541 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Old City Hall Restoration Project Committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month and welcomes residents and friends to attend meetings and is always looking for member volunteers to join the Old City Hall group.