The Maywood Station Museum Announces its 2010 Open House Schedule By Ed Kaminski Santa Made his Annual Visit to Maywood Station! A HOLIDAY TRADITION CONTINUES Santa made a special visit to Maywood Station for the 8th Annual Santa at Maywood Station on Saturday, December 19, 2009. Santa met with each good little boy and girl and every child received a "goody bag" courtesy of Myron Corporation, WellConnected Gifts, Operation Lifesaver, Atlas Model Railroad Company, PhibroChem, CNBC-TV, the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway and the Maywood Station Historical Committee. Each child attending was also given a free chance to win special raffle prizes including a BMW Child's Riding Car courtesy of Park Ave BMW; which was won by Matthew Pintade; a PIKO G-Gauge Starter Train Set courtesy of Silvergate Distributors, which was won by Matthew Tieleman; and an H.O. Scale Starter Train Set courtesy of Atlas Model Railroad Company which was won by Steven Masson. As always, the event was well attended and even the cold temperatures an ominous weather forecast of a heavy snowstorm did not deter the holiday cheer. At several times the line waiting to see Santa stretched around the outside of the station! Santa said he's going to try to make a visit again next December but said you must remember to be good little boys and girls in 2010! The MSHC wishes to extend a special thanks to Tom Richards for his help and support of the event. The Maywood Station Museum will mix things up a bit in 2010 by having Open House’s on both Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings this year. The change this year was brought on in response to numerous requests to open on weeknights as well as the usual Sunday afternoons between April and November. In 2010, there will be one additional Museum Open House as compared to previous years. Admission to the museum is free. Donations are welcome. The Museum Operating Schedule listed below: Sunday, April 18, 2010 – Noon to 3pm Wednesday, May 26, 2010 – 7pm to 9pm Sunday, June 27, 2010 – Noon to 3pm Wednesday, August 4, 2010 – 7pm to 9pm Wednesday, September 8, 2010 – 7pm to 9pm Sunday, October 3, 2010 – Noon to 3pm Sunday, November 7, 2010 – Noon to 3pm Saturday, December 11, 2010 – 10am to Noon (Annual Santa at Maywood Station) Please note – other special events may be added to the above Museum Operating Schedule. Please check our website at www.maywoodstation.com for any changes. JUST RELEASED! Maywood Station O-Scale Models! First it was the H.O. (1/87th) scale models…..then it was the Nscale (1/160th) scale models…..now….. Atlas Model Railroad Company has released the Maywood Station O-Scale Model Kit! Maywood Station™ is the prototype for this museum-quality, laser-cut, O (1/48th) scale model kit produced by Atlas Model Railroad Company. This model is a full scale replica of the actual Maywood Station™ built in 1872 by the New Jersey Midland Railroad (predecessor to the present-day New York Susquehanna & Western Railway) in Maywood, New Jersey. Stations built to similar Victorian-era designs could be found at one time in small towns and suburbs of larger cities on railroads across the United States. O-Scale Model Kit Features Include: • Full scale replica of the 1872-built Maywood Station™ • Separate window glazing • Separate platform base • Many small detail parts including roof finials • Approx. finished size (including base): 18.5” x 9.5” x 6” * Please Note - The O-Scale Maywood Station™ Model is a craftsman type model and is available as an unpainted kit only. Assembly time may require 8-15 hours depending upon the skill of the modeler. The O-Scale Maywood Station™ Model Kits are available for $125.00 each at Maywood Station on Museum Open House dates and seven-days a week at Maywood Hardware, 39 West Pleasant Avenue, Maywood NJ. The Kits are also available by mail order through our website at www.maywoodstation.com. All proceeds go to further preservation and maintenance of the historic Maywood Two brothers pose on Santa's lap for a photo at the 8th Annual Santa at Maywood Station event on December 19, 2009. (Photo by Ed Kaminski) 13

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