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Model train display to host 'Spooktacular' October celebration

Published October 06. 2010 05:00PM

Old Mauch Chunk Model Train Display will host "A Haunted Train Display" throughout the entire month of October. It is geared to "children of all ages" and will feature an old-fashioned Halloween Celebration. This family-friendly attraction is located on the second floor of the Hooven Mercantile Building at 41 Susquehanna Street (Route 209) in Jim Thorpe -next to the Train Station.

FREE Trick-or-Treats will be handed out to all children who visit the model train display. In addition,the Celebration featuresa Halloween Costume Contest,miniature haunted houses and other fall-themed details on the train display,spooky sounds and songsof Halloween, and more - all decorated for the "spooktacular" Halloween Season!

This is not a haunted house, so nothing will jump out and scare you.

Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume for theFREE Halloween Costume Contest. Photos of all who dress up will be posted on a special section of the attraction's website to be voted upon by guests to the website. The winner will receive a "spooktacular" award, a fun train-themedbasket, an 8x10 photo, and the winning photo will be featured on the website.

Open year-round since 1985, this highly-detailed model train display measures 47 feet by 22 feet and features 13 separate mainlines measuring 1,087 feet of track, with some engines pulling as many as 50 railroad cars; over 200 structures - including skyscrapers, houses, churches and stores; a burning building; actual moving automobiles; an old-fashioned football stadium being prepared for a home town game; and much, much more.

Located adjacent to the model train display, Old Mauch Chunk Hobby and Gift Shop is stocked with model railroading merchandise, souvenirs, and gift items. It is also home to the one and only "Jim Thorpe Bobblehead!"

For more information concerning Old Mauch Chunk Model Train Display, please visit or contact the Heery Family at (570) 325-4371 or

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