Train show steams through Long Sault

Nick Seebruch
Train show steams through Long Sault
Kenny Friedel takes some passengers for a ride on his train at the Long Sault Train Show on Saturday

LONG SAULT, Ontario – The annual Long Sault Train Show in support of Parade of Nations came into town will a full head of steam this year.

From Saturday, July 21 to Sunday, July 22, 2018 there were 19 train exhibitors and 33 vendors for model train enthusiasts to take in at the show.

Organizer Marie Morrell said that she expected 5,000 people to attend this year’s event, and with at least 2,400 in attendance on the Saturday, the show seemed well on its way to meet that number.

“The money raised goes to support special needs people who are artistically inclined and some of it goes to help realize a dream,” said Morrell.

Morrell said that there were attendees at the event from Akwesasne, Cornwall, the United Counties of SD&G and as far away as New York State and Quebec City.

“What people like about this show is that we are the biggest show in Eastern Ontario,” Morrell said. “And that we have exhibitors and not just vendors.”

The show almost hit a snag this year when it could only find 57 out of the 114 tables that the event needed, but Morrell wanted to give a big thank you to Gerry Zeran and William Beatie who came through at the last minute and helped to find the train show tables.

“I don’t know what I would have done without them,” Morrell said.

Morrell also credited the event’s success to the support the show received in local media. Notices about the Long Sault Train Show were printed in the Cornwall Seaway News Scuttlebutt section.

Cornwall Seaway News is a Diamond sponsor of the Long Sault Train Show.

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