PRESS PHOTOS BY SARIT LASCHINSKYAustin, George and Dung Tran, of Breinigsville, watch trains traverse an N-gauge model of the Altoona Horseshoe Curve during the annual Spring Thaw Train Meet Feb. 22 at Allentown Fairgrounds’ Agri-Plex.
Above: Sheldon Endy Jr., of Walnutport, proudly showcases his HO-gauge Circus Rose display, the culmination of 19 years of detailed work and attention, at the event.
Jim Barker, a former Allentown resident now living in Bremen, Maine, shares the history behind his display of antique railroad memorabilia, including crossing signs, oil canisters and lamps.
The N-gauge model of the Altoona Horseshoe Curve is one of the most popular train displays.
Left: Ava Missmer, of Orefield, shows off her certificate for participating in the train race and her commemorative train whistle.