Visitors flock to Medina RR Museum

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 May 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

Kurt Brunner of Rochester holds his 3-year-old son Mateo up high to view the largest HO-scale model train layout in the country. The 204-by-14-foot layout inside the Medina Railroad Museum includes 7,000 artifacts.

Brunner and his family were in town Friday for the Thomas the Tank Engine adventure. Thomas began his six-day run in Medina on Friday. Visitors can take a 25-minute train ride with Thomas and try other activities at the museum on West Avenue.

Thomas events continue today and Sunday and on May 17-19. The attraction drew 14,000 people to the museum last year. The museum has 150 volunteers to help with the event, which is now in its eighth year at Medina.