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December 13, 2013

Museum to feature refurbished railroad car


Rigby and some workers stripped three layers of deteriorated roofing off the Warwick before repairing the roof boards. The roof was re-canvassed and tacked on with more than 5,400 tacks.

A solid bronze rail on an open railing, weighing 354 pounds, was straightened and made useful. The outside of the Warwick was painted its original color.

The Franklin Railroad & Community Museum also contains a curated research room and library.

They are replete with old maps, train schedules, books and relics. In the middle of the library’s open room is the large table containing chairs used by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad board of directors headquartered in Albany. Behind the table, next to the wall, is a self-standing clock that for many years told the time at the Unadilla Valley Railroad headquarters in New Berlin.

Visitors to the Franklin Stroll will also tour nine homes decorated for the holiday season. Maps are available at the Fire House after 12:45 p.m. for a donation.

A press release said the Stroll, hosted by the Franklin Improvement Society, includes other activities such as Grandma’s Pantry, Holiday Market, a jewelry and craft sale, garden slide show, dinner with live music, cocoa, coffee house ... and Santa.

A rehearsed reading of the classic tale, “The Snow Queen” with a holiday reception will be held at the Franklin Stage Company Production from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Shops on Main Street will be open. Two dinner options will be served, said the press release. Activities are located in the local churches and businesses.

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