GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT News)-- If you enjoy model railroading, Cross Orchard's Historic Site was the place to be on Saturday.
The museum hosted a train show on their property, showcasing small indoor model trains, and outdoor models from the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club. Visitors could also walk through the Uintah Railway Cars that were restored by the National Railroad Historical Society. The idea was to show how the railroad impacted Grand Junction and the surrounding areas back in the day.
"It's to show the history of the Grand Valley with regards to the railroads. Grand Junction, for decades was the vision point of the Rio Grande. In fact, in the 1930's and 40's, the railroad was the largest employer in the whole valley," said curator of Cross Orchards Historic Site, Matt Darling.
The farmer's market at Cross Orchards has also started and will run from mid June through October.