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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Visitors to the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center will be able to enjoy the annual toy train display, now in its sixth year.

The Caledonian Record reports the project is a labor of love by Tom Turek, a local who rediscovered his love of model trains a few years ago and set about creating the holiday display for the welcome center, a former train station.

It was designed to fit into the corner of the welcome center.

The 6-by-12-foot display features two train tracks with a diesel engine and a locomotive that blows smoke. The trains roll past a village with lots of lighted buildings, moving skaters and a flying Santa.

A recent addition allows visitors to operate the controls, including setting the speed, blowing the whistle and ringing the bell.


Information from: The Caledonian-Record,