Notice of change in schedule for Peninsular Railroad from 1863.
FFRD Volunteers setting up the Student Art Exhibit at the Wilmington Train Station.

Community Outreach - Centennial Celebration Kickoff

On January 28, 2007, Friends of the Furness Railroad District, in cooperation with the Delaware Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, kicked off the Centennial Celebration of the Wilmington Train Station.

The event included model train exhibits throughout the station including the Antique Waiting Room. AIA and FFRD had information tables set up to spread the word of the 18-month long celebration we were beginning. Speakers at the event included Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker among others.

To help inform the public about the celebration, on January 26, 2007, the News Journal ran an excellent graphic on the station and Frank Furness.
News Journal graphic.

Images of the event can be seen below. Click on any image for a larger view.

AIA Delaware Information Table. AIA Delaware Information Table. A young train enthusiast creating a birthday card for the station.
The wall of cards created by guests for the train station centennial. Young train enthusiasts creating birthday cards for the station. A choir was on hand to entertain guests at the kickoff celebration.
Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker was on hand for the event. Children enjoying one of the many model train displays. Watching intently as model trains rumble past.
A newly converted fan of model railraoding watches in awe. The model trains were a conversation starter for all ages. Does this locomotive match my bag?
The enthused crowd watched model trains in the Antique Waiting Room. The Wilmington Station's Antique Waiting Room was the perfect backdrop for the train tables. There was no age limit on the fun to be had.
Three boys watch as a Lionel Lines train passes. The caboose is always a hit. A father and son enjoy some time together at the train tables.

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