The Train Room, Hagerstown, Maryland

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


You are driving north along U.S. 11 in Maryland, and you enter into Hagerstown.  You see a small building with the words ‘The Train Room’ on the side.  Curiously, you pull over.  It is a small place.  What could be here?  You decide to go in.  You see a store full of model train supplies for sale.  You first thought is that this is just your average model train store.

“Would you like to see ‘The Train Room’?”

You see the man at the register.  You walk over to him.

“Would you like to see ‘The Train Room’?”  He asks you.

Thinking about it, you accept the invitation.  You then enter ‘The Train Room’.  You see a large model train display with trains going round and round and round and round.  The walls are full of trains.  Then you see more trains and more trains and more trains.  Before you…

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