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Wade's Train Town
Layout Name/Location
 
Layout Name
Wade's Train Town
 
Address
Brookford Community Center
1700 South Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28602
USA
 
Website
 
Layout Information
 
Description
Double-tracked 22x12 display layout built between 1985-1995 by Wade Warren. The trackplan also includes industrial spurs and sidings and a "U" shaped trolley line that runs around the inside of the layout providing a transportation link between the residential area and the town center and carnival on one end and the industrial area on the other end. There are about 280 structures and over 3,000 'little people' that populate Train Town. Most of the little folk were hand painted by Wade. Restoration of the layout is being accomplished by members of the Carolina Southern Division, MER, NMRA. Perhaps the young people who visit the layout for the first time offer the best description as they react with a: "WHOA!! Is this AWESOME or what!!"
 
Schedule
Public Open House on the Second Saturday of each month from 10 am until 4 pm. Restoration working sessions each Thursday evening starting at 6 pm.
 
Admission/Fare
Free
 
Locomotives/Rolling Stock
no information provided
 
Special Events
no information provided
 
Nearby Attractions/Accomodations
no information provided
 
Location/Directions
Map is on the website. Approaching Hickory from the east or west on I-40, take Exit 123 on to US 321 South. Take the next exit (Exit 42) on US 321 South. Be alert, it comes up real quickly. Left on to NC 127. Go 0.6 miles (2nd stoplight). Right on South Center St. Then 0.4 miles on the left.
 
Additional Comments
Entrance is on left side of Brookford Community Center.
 
Contact Information
 
Contact Person
Gil Brauch
 
North Carolina
USA
 
Email
 
 
   

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