Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is a pediatric dentist in Staten Island, New York. Out of his private practice, he cares for young patients and helps them develop good oral hygiene to keep their teeth healthy for life. Outside his professional life, Glenn J. Marine, DDS, is a miniature train enthusiast and enjoys Lionel Trains.
The Railroad Museum of Long Island recently celebrated its 26th anniversary. A plethora of engineers, conductors, and trackmen were on hand for the celebratory event, which featured a number of attractions.
One of the most prominent exhibits was a 40-foot setup of various Lionel trains, and which featured a complete set of controls for the operation of lights, gates, figures, and machinery. New to this year’s birthday celebration were Lionel trains that actually traveled around tracks overhead.
The 1964-65 Long Island RR Pavilion’s World’s Fair train was another hit attraction at the event. Complementing this piece of history, Edward Koehler, Jr., a prominent railway historian, was on hand and gave a talk about steam locomotives.
The Railroad Museum of Long Island celebrates its birthday each August, with the next event coming in 2017.