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Gather ‘Round the Railroad with Jack Dexter – Hosted by Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center

Posted July 24, 2014, at 1:13 p.m.
Last modified July 31, 2014, at 12:49 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Home of Jack & Carol Dexter, Cod Cove Road, Edgecomb, Maine

For more information: 207-563-1363; spectrumgenerations.org

Gather’ round the railroad on August 4 at 3:00 p.m. This Monday afternoon outing is an opportunity for model railroad buffs to chat and share stories while watching the trains round the tracks of the 60’ long by 16’ wide model railroad “Garden” landscape that Jack Dexter has created in the backyard of his Edgecomb home.

On the 4th, Jack will have four trains running simultaneously. Both diesel and steam, passenger and freight these models represent trains from the early 1950’s when real railroads would have been using both their old steam engines and their new diesels. Jack’s railroad tracks in the garden layout include 14 buildings, people, cars, trucks and other details to make the scene look as realistic as possible. In addition, of course, there are the plants and mother nature.

Jack and his wife Carol have been working on their model railroad for more than 15 years. Like a house, there is always something to do. Weeds, high winds, rain, critters and harsh winters take their toll. Jack notes, “It’s all worth it, though, when we sit on our screened-in porch and watch trains run”.

Participant Fee in support of the programs and services offered by Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center is $5. Lemonade and cookies will be served. Rain date August 5 at 3:00 p.m. Advanced registration required. Call 563-1363 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1. Directions to Jack and Carol’s home will be available when ones reservation is made.

If you’d like more information about this topic, Spectrum Generations or to schedule an interview with Jack Dexter please contact Marianne Pinkham at (207) 563-1363 or e-mail Marianne at mpinkham@spectrumgenerations.org.

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