Have you visited the Foley Railroad Museum to see the exquisite Model Train Exhibit? This unique museum is filled with rich history and run by volunteers who love what they do. Spanning over 1,200 square feet, this attraction is popular with visitors who want to learn about Foley and those who just love model trains.
When the display comes to life, a replica train station – complete with lights and people – marks the beginning of the train’s journey. Watch the multiple freight trains and passenger trains wind and chug through cities and farmland, and even a county fair.
The exhibit recalls Foley’s past, when it was mainly an agricultural town and the railroad was its main source of wealth and prosperity. As the model train drives past potato sheds and farming communities, it reminds visitors of the town’s early days.
Did you know the first railroad here was built in 1905 and the town’s founder, John B. Foley, was a major part in the success of the rail service? Learn this and more when you participate in a tour led by the engineers who run the station.
Outdoors, enjoy an up-close look at a life-size train cart set up in front of the museum. Many families travel for photo ops near and on the train, and the adjacent park makes this an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic lunch.
The model train exhibit is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come explore this and so much more when you Visit Foley!