The Edmonds Historical Museum will celebrate the grand opening of its new Train Room this Saturday, June 4, from 1-4 p.m. The museum’s recently acquired model train layout and accompanying exhibit is on permanent display downstairs.
The grand opening celebration will include food, drinks, a raffle, the train’s inaugural trip around the track and an opportunity to invest in railroad stock. Visitors can purchase buildings, vehicles, people, trees and other parts of the layout for varying prices, and in return they will receive a certificate of title and their name listed on a plaque in the room.
According to the museum, the model train was created by local businessman Donald Drew, who bought the Pacific Fast Mail (PFM) brass model train company in 1966. The layout was located in his Edmonds office for many years, and donated to the museum by his sons, Sean and Duf Drew. Many volunteers have contributed to the new train room, as well as a team of specialists from Hikel O Gauge Layouts &Trains, who carefully restored the layout for its grand debut.