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Diablo Valley Lines Model Rail’s 65th Anniversary

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Walnut Creek, CA, Events, Celebrate Diablo Valley Lines Model Railroad's 65th anniversary with a family "ride."

All aboard for the 65th. anniversary of the Diablo Valley Lines Model Railroad.

Families can take a “ride” during their whistle stop show, featuring hundreds of model trains representing the mid-20th century through today, traveling over 4,300 feet of track on one of the world’s most mountainous model railroad layouts. Dispatched by two Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society members, the show includes a dramatic sunset and night scenes with a rainy thunderstorm, a street railway with trolley cars, big freight yards and a large passenger terminal. The elaborate 34×56 foot layout includes a composite of the mountainous area of the Western United States, bridges, tunnels, terrain from desert to snow covered mountains, towns, train yards, electric street cars, wind turbine, ski lift gondola and more. More than 200 train cars and 50 steam and diesel engines are in operation during the show.

Shows run periodically 8 – 10 p.m., most Fridays, and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., most weekends, at Larkey Park, 2751 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children (age 6 -12) and seniors. Kids under 6 are free.

For information visit, www.wcmrs.org.