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Wan Wert Model Train Show Still on, Pa. Tourist Railroad Cancels 2020 Season due to Pandemic

July 24, 2020

The Van Wert Historical Society still plans to hold its annual model railroad show this weekend.

The event on July 25 and July 26 will open at 10 a.m. on both days and close at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Masks will be required of all attendees and vendors.

Admission to the event is $6 for adults with a two-day pass available for $8. Children age 12 and under will be admitted for free.

The event is being held at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington, and will have vendor tables and operating model railroad displays. Food will be available for sale.

In an unrelated development the COVID-19 pandemic has led the Oil Creek & Titusville tourist railroad in Pennsylvania to cancel its 2020 season.

In an announcement posted on Facebook, the railroad cited what it termed ever changing rules and regulations.

The OC&T operates over 13.5 miles of former Pennsylvania Railroad track in west central Pennsylvania.

The railroad said it plans to return to operation in 2021.

PUCO OKs Van Wert Crossing Improvements

June 18, 2016

The Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern has won approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio of a plan that will affect 14 grade crossings in Van Wert.

PUCOIThe plan, which was put forth in cooperation with the city of Van Wert, involves closing some crossings and upgrading others with light and gates installations, surface improvements, and warning devices modifications.

The breakdown is that five crossings will be closed, four will receive lights and gates, nine will receive surface improvements, three will get warning device modification and one crossing will receive traffic signal preemption.

The plan has been approved by the Ohio Rail Development Commission, which will share the costs along with, PUCO and the railroad.

The work must be completed by June 15, 2017. Nine crossings in Van Wert were upgraded in 2015.