WASHINGTON COUNTY - Trainfest, held at the Washington County Agricultural Center this year, put the Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum closer to its financial goal.
The annual fundraiser for the museum drew 45 vendors and hundreds of model train enthusiasts from the Tri-State area.
The museum has been raising money to renovate Antietam Station, a historic rail station in Sharpsburg. Museum treasurer Bob Morningstar said Saturday the museum has raised about $140,000.
Antietam Station will cost about $150,000 to renovate, museum president Frank Schaller said.
"We are definitely at (the) home stretch," Schaller said.
The new station will feature train displays, facts about Washington County's rail heritage and an "outhouse," Schaller said.
Morningstar said the museum could open as early as June.
Charlie Cloud, of Martinsburg, W.Va., took his son, Charlie "Buddy" Cloud, 4, to Trainfest. He said it was his first time at the event.