The Marathon County Historical Society welcomes local American Flyer toy train collector Greg Turinetti and invites all model train enthusiasts to hear the history and enjoy a display of these classic toys.
Turinetti will explore the history of these iconic toy trains which started to win the hearts of kids and adults in the early 1900s. Although the competing Lionel trains are often considered the standard, the larger gauge American Flyer of the 1950s has become a symbol of the era in its own right. American Flyer manufactured trains in many sizes throughout the years. With the guidance of the current owner, the once favored larger sizes are again making tracks in the world of toy trains.
The presentation will include a display of his collection of trains, as well as several assembled track sets with running trains. A working train from the historical society’s collection will also be on display for the event. People are encouraged to come early to enjoy the trains and speak to Turinetti.
There is no fee, however donations are appreciated. Registration is not required. For more information please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.
The History of American Flyer Toy Trains
Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 pm
Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe Street, Wausau
No admission, no reservations required