Over a thousand people are expected to visit the world's largest model railroad near Chiloquin this weekend as part of the 'Train Mountain Triennial'.
Steven Sipes of Whittier, California is crazy about trains...
"I just come up to ride - it's just an absolute blast. I mean, it's just fun."
Train Mountain near Chiloquin has over 36 miles of track. While many in Southern Oregon have never heard of Train Mountain, it has a world-wide reputation...
Johann Sommer made the trek from Austria: "This is the world's greatest expedition for model engine here. So we don't have this in Europe, so must come here."
Simon Briggs made the trip with his locomotive from Australia: "There was a group of three of us from Australia that shipped our locomotives across by sea in crates, and they left Australia on about the 11th of April, and arrived here at Train Mountain about the 15th of May."
The trains travel on rails just 7 1/2 inches wide, but Steven Sipes will tell you that those rails can carry a lot of magic...
"It's just fun - it's fun."
The Triennial Celebration at Train Mountain near Chiloquin will be continuing through this weekend. One of the highlights will be the "Big Toot" this Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.
Train Mountain is located just across Highway 97 from Chiloquin, about a half a mile down South Chiloquin Road.
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