The town of Collierville held their annual Train Heritage Day event on August 10th celebrating the town’s railroad history. Hundreds of people came out despite the hot weather to see a large collection of model railroads and various railroad artifacts on display at both the Morton Museum and the historic depot in the town square.
The Casey Jones Chapter, TCA layout and other trains running for Train Heritage Day.
Three groups from the Memphis Model Railroaders were in Collierville to support the event. The Bluff City Benders and the Mid-South Garden Railway Society were set up with their layouts in and just outside of the depot. The Casey Jones Hi-railers were inside the Morton Museum running the local TCA chapter’s new O-gauge layout. In addition, several private individuals brought small layouts to show off at the event. There certainly was no shortage of trains running on that day.
A member of one of our groups, Kenny, suffered a serious health setback a few years ago that left him without the ability to walk. This presents a problem for Kenny and others with physical challenges because the train layouts are all on the second floor of the facility where they are currently housed. The only way to get to the second floor is by using the stairs.