ELLIS – A one-third scale replica of a 1950s train big enough for children and adults to ride was recently restored, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Ellis Railroad Museum attraction is being planned for the fall.
Recent improvements on the grounds have also included a new secured, train-depot shed to store the replica of GM’s Aerotrain, which is one of only four like it ever built. Grant funds helped pay for improvements to the train and facilities.
Honas Tank Service helped in transporting the train to the body shop, and D&B Body worked to finish the locomotive in time for a major winter event. Stockton Correctional inmates cleaned and prepared the track area.
Ellis residents take pride in their high school mascot, the Railroaders, and the community has a deep history with the railroad.