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Train Fair hits fairgrounds

Model train enthusiasts, miniature model train clubs, collectors and dealers from as far away as Michigan and Ohio gathered at the New York State Fairgrounds this past Saturday and Sunday for the 33 annual Central New York Train Fair.

The show was spread throughout the Center of Progress building and Horticultural building, and was sponsored by the Central New York chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

Among the hobby dealers and manufacturers on hand was CNYMOD, a local group that had their award-winning model on display. The group has recently moved from Driver's Village in Cicero to a more spacious locale inside the MOST building in Armory Square.

One of the largest model train displays in the Northeast, the show took up over 150,000 square feet. All proceeds from the event will be used by the CNY National Railway Historical Society for on-going restoration and expansion programs for their station museums at both Central Square and Martisco, the historic train display at the fairgrounds, the chapter's antique railroad equipment acquisitions, restoration programs and educational seminars.

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