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Christmas Trains (2008)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-12-12

Duration: 00:04:46

Subjects: Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders | Republic of West Florida Museum | Museum exhibits | TOYS | Model trains | Old Hickory Railroad | Steam locomotives | Museums | Christmas | Railroads


  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • LaFleur, Donna Photographer
  • Fourrier, Clay Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host


This segment from the December 12, 2008, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Donna LaFleur’s visit to the headquarters of the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders club at the Republic of West Florida Museum in Jackson, Louisiana. She talks to member Clay Fourrier about the appeal of model trains, their connection to Christmas, the types of trains on display, including the Polar Express and Thomas the Tank Engine, and the Old Hickory Railroad steam train that runs through Jackson. Host: Charlie Whinham