Texas Panhandle
8:01 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

The Freedom Train Comes to Canyon, Texas- in Miniature

Walt and Linda Shelly operate their model train sets on display Monday at Canyon Area Library. The exhibit is made up of trains from their collection.
Credit Sean Steffen / AGN Media

The Freedom Train toured the country from 1947-1949, and again from 1975-1976.  It was  the idea of Attorney General Tom C. Clark to remind Americans of the freedoms, liberties, and sacrifices so often taken for granted.   The Amarillo Globe reported The Freedom Train is back... in miniature... in Canyon, Texas.  

Walt Shelly, a retired West Texas A&M professor, is sharing his train collection with the public at the Canyon Area Library.  Shelly says there is no end to what you can learn about trains and how they influenced this country.  The exhibit runs through July 12.