Holiday Train Exhibit

December 2, 2017 – January 13, 2018
Antique Lionel engine and tender

Antique Lionel engine and tender

What has become an annual holiday tradition in Middlebury, the Sheldon Museum’s electric train layout is sure to delight all ages. Over the years, the assemblage has grown and now stands 3 levels high, with two tracks running Lionel O gauge trains and the upper track running HO trains.  The backdrop of the green mountains painted by local artist Gayl Braisted adds atmosphere. Each year the train crew adds something new to the layout –last year Gabe the Lamplighter was added to the display. In 2017, a search light car joined the freight train. The layout is made possible by a team of volunteer engineers who operate the trains December 2 through January 13, 2018.

Watch 4th graders from Mary Hogan School enjoying the trains at the Sheldon.

The trains will return to the Sheldon on December 1, 2018.