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The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society chronicles the history of our region from American Indian occupation through 20th century industry and life.

Shempp Model Train Collection

…see the Shempp model train collection

Welcome to the LaRue Shempp Model Train Exhibit.

Row after row of vintage toy trains, one man’s collection, fill the room, the earliest dating from the 1870s. The exhibition includes models by Ives, Lionel, American Flyer and European companies. Of the 300 models, twelve are one of a kind. For your enjoyment, the exhibit includes two working layouts, one in standard gauge and one in HO gauge, as well as a computer train simulator and a Thomas the Tank Engine wooden railway play table. Visitors of all ages find this exhibit fascinating and fun.