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On Track for Fun

Railroad Museum draws rail enthusiasts to annual open house and model train show.

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Drew Johnson, 7, of Reston, gets a closer look at a model train as it prepares to disappear under the porch at the railroad museum.

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Max Blacksten, 2, of McLean, watches the model trains go around the tracks at the Fairfax Station Train Museum on Saturday, Dec. 1.

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The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum opened its doors for the annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 1 and 2.

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Bill Gellerman, a member of the Potomac Module Crew, sets up another model train on the tracks at the railroad museum on Saturday. The group set up several trains and tracks for exhibition during the museum's annual open house.

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Michael Short, 4, and his father, Greg, watch the several model trains operate on a variety of tracks and scenes.

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Gabriel Short, 5, gets a close look at one of the model trains as it goes by.

All kinds of model trains in a variety of sizes were exhibited at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum during the annual Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2. Santa Claus and the Loco Doctor were also on hand to hear Christmas wishes and fix broken trains.