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Monday, March 18, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDBreinigsville’s Dung Tran and son, George, 3, watch the large train display at the annual ATMA Spring Thaw Train Meet. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDBreinigsville’s Dung Tran and son, George, 3, watch the large train display at the annual ATMA Spring Thaw Train Meet. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Engineer for the ATMA N gauge train platform is Dave Kostelnik of Schnecksville. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Engineer for the ATMA N gauge train platform is Dave Kostelnik of Schnecksville. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Making the short ride from Fleetwood with mom, Jennifer, are twins Madison and Lucas Mest, 5, who were enjoying O and HO gauge trains. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Making the short ride from Fleetwood with mom, Jennifer, are twins Madison and Lucas Mest, 5, who were enjoying O and HO gauge trains. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Representing a real train excursion is Jim Danner of Bath. As a narrator and car host for the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, Danner provides information to travelers on the rail excursions through the Lehigh Gorge. Rides start in Jim Thorpe and complete a 16-mile round trip. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Representing a real train excursion is Jim Danner of Bath. As a narrator and car host for the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, Danner provides information to travelers on the rail excursions through the Lehigh Gorge. Rides start in Jim Thorpe and complete a 16-mile round trip. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Agri-Plex is local stop on the ‘Train Meet Express’

The Allentown Train Meet Association recently celebrated its 40th year at the Allentown Fairgrounds Agri-Plex.

Hundreds of tables were filled with a large variety of model trains with the iconic Lionel brand the most prevalent.

Prices ranged from just a few dollars for small parts up to the thousand dollar range for highly collectible and desirable train engines.

ATMA members set up a large train display in the complex, much to the delight of children and adults alike.

One platform was dedicated to N gauge trains, the next smallest model trains commercially available.

N gauge is a 1:160 scale train with a 9 mm (0.354 inch) width between the rails.

O and HO gauge trains were also on display.