The National Watch and Clock Museum welcomes a special exhibit—one that has no faces or dials and by itself does not tell time but is integral to the history of timekeeping. From February 6 to March 2, the Museum will open its doors to members of the Lower Susquehanna Valley Modular Railroaders, who build, display, and operate layouts throughout Central Pennsylvania. This exhibit has been on display in the Museum for the last several years. This year another four feet have been added to the 40-foot display of previous years.
Museum Director Noel Poirier explains, "Timekeeping has been integral to railroads and modern travel in general, since the beginning of rail travel that allowed movement from place to place at a pace never seen before. Railroads and their time schedules forced the establishment of standard time zones and the development of highly accurate timepieces. The Lower Susquehanna Valley Model Railroader display will allow the Museum to honor the significance of railroads in the history of horology and provide a great visual and auditory experience for our visitors."
The Lower Susquehanna Valley Modular Railroaders (LSVMR) is a group of O-gauge enthusiasts from the Lower Susquehanna Valley Region of Pennsylvania. Some customers and employees of CoolTrains Hobbies in Salunga, PA, came together in July 2009 to form the LSMR and since then have expanded it.