This train is bound for... Clayton Museum

This train is bound for… Clayton Museum

This train is bound for... Clayton MuseumVisit the Clayton Museum through Dec. 22 for a chance to win a DC-powered electric train set.

The Clayton Historical Society (CHS) is raffling off the new Bachmann BNSF Rail Chief HO-scale train set, valued at $245. The set includes an oval track, power pack, BNSF diesel locomotive, rail cars, signal bridge, telegraph poles, signage and figures.

Proceeds will benefit the CHS Museum Educational Garden Signage Project. Jim Anthony, owner of Just Trains model train store in Concord, is sponsoring the raffle, along with CHS director Steve Lane.

The drawing is in con-“junction” with the 150th anniversary of the completion of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad at Promontory Summit Utah, site of the famous May 10, 1869, Meeting of the Rails/Golden Spike celebration.

While at the museum, see the exhibit “Remembering the Great War: A Community Event” and learn about Clayton’s history – including the trains that ran through the Clayton Valley and adjacent hills.

Visitors can also see an operating HO-scale holiday model train display around the Christmas tree and get a free railroad book.

The museum gift shop features unique, Clayton-themed gifts, along with Bay Point and Clayton Railroad T-shirts, train whistles and train schedules.

Raffle tickets are $3.50 or three for $10. They can be purchased during museum hours of 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays or at the online gift shop at The drawing will take place at 3 p.m. Dec. 22. You do not need to be present to win.