After a year hiatus due to the pandemic it's Christmas in July once again for carbon county model railroad enthusiasts.

The Carbon Model Railroad Society is back hosting its open house on ore street in Bowmanstown. The event is an opportunity for the society to show off its model work and raise money through donations and its Railroad Yard Flea Market. On Saturday visitors got the chance to see some updates to the group's traveling caboose display. The society's president says it's a labor of love.

"When they decided to do the renovations to that one they bit off quite a bit and they stayed at it and it took months to do, hundreds of hours, but again when you get to see it you appreciate the work that was put into it."

Mack says he hopes the society's next event will be the return of the Fall Train Meet at Diamond Fire Company's bingo hall in November. The open house continues on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm until July 25th.