Darin Long, one of the directors of the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn puts a train back on track Friday morning during the club’s annual ExTRAINaganza. The club toyed with not opening again this year because of the uptick in COVID-19 cases but most members were on board. They are rolling along with another successful year that concludes this weekend. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Visiting children check out the Thomas the Tank Engine exhibit, one of the larger scale model layouts that is very popular with young visitors to the Great Falls Model Railroad Club which is holding it’s annual ExTRAINaganza. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The Lower Lewiston section in the bottom level of the Great Falls Model Railroad Club displays familiar sites, including the sawtoothed roof on Bates Mill Building #5.  Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Sava Hrevinka looks for a place to plug in his controller as his train rolls along Friday morning at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn, as his father, Mark, holds him. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Details of a display at Great Falls Model Railroad Club is shown Friday morning in Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

The Hotel Holly, bottom left, is shown Friday morning in one of the layouts at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Visitors watch the trains zip along the tracks on one of dozens of giant layouts at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club during Friday’s ExTRAINaganza in Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A train streaks past a station platform Friday at Great Falls Model Railroad Club. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Great Falls Model Railroad Club member Ean Johnson watches the train being controlled by Colin Hrebinka of Gray at the Auburn club during Friday morning’s ExTRAINaganza. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Many of the displays at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club are based on local sites around Lewiston and Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal


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