Model Railroad Month at the library

Join the Bedford Public Library and the Bedford Boomers Model Railroad Club to celebrate Model Railroad Month. The library staff, assisted by the Bedford Boomers, will host a model train and railroad memorabilia display from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.

In addition to the McAllaster Room display, the library will have a listing of publications, magazines, and video recordings available. Members of the Bedford Boomers will have prototype and model train publications to view. The library’s model trains, next to the Children’s Room, will be available for all to operate.

The Bedford Boomers will present two free, one-hour talks on how to start a model railroad, at 1 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Richmond Room. This will be informal and is designed to provide an opportunity to ask questions regarding how to get started, what trains to purchase for various ages and where to obtain hobby items.

Did you know that trains operated between Manchester and Milford with a station stop in Bedford from 1900 until 1924? The Bedford station was located on Route 101 between the current Mobil Station and Meetinghouse Road.

This event is free and open to the public. Bedford Public Library is at 3 Meetinghouse Road. For more information, call 472-2300.