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     December 23, 2019      #14-357 KDJ
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Model train cars celebrate Kankakee 

By Phil Angelo

Model trains and Christmas have been linked together in America for more than a century.

Generations ago, department stores would have layouts in store windows. Today, there are folks who put a circle of track around the base of their Christmas tree. Even those without an operating train can buy a holiday DVD celebrating the Christmas history of model trains.

With that in mind, the Kankakee Model Railroad Club has a holiday tradition of creating an HO Gauge train car every Christmas that celebrates Kankakee history and serves as the club’s only fundraiser for the year.

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