Visit also can feature a ride on a vintage small-gauge train

Visit also can feature a ride on a vintage small-gauge train

Circling the grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum is the American Heritage Railroad. Engineer Paul Schmidt said the railroad group got started about the same time the farm museum group did, in 2003-04.

Volunteers acquired a 1956 15-inch gauge train, similar to ones used in amusement parks of the era.

As they restored the train, they built the track over the next four years. Schmidt said the railroad now has a mile of track with two stations.

The train operates from May through October on the first Saturday of each month, with volunteers doing restoration and track work on other weekends.

After a short break, the train returns from 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays during the annual Christmas display Nov. 29-Jan. 1.

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