Monday, December 1, 2014

Columbia Model Railroad on display at CHiPS

A model railroad layout is currently on display at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society, 19-21 Second Street. The model buildings depicting Columbia circa 1920 - 1950 were constructed by Columbia artist Tony Segro, as was the re-creation of the Columbia Opera House (shown on this post).

Information from the display . . .

 The former roundhouse, which sat just below the current Bootleg Antiques building (depicted top left).

A short video clip of the same.

 A panoramic view.  The roundhouse can be seen on the left.

 Looking up Walnut Street (background), as it appeared in former days.

 A model of the Columbia Opera House. The opera house burned in 1947 and was located at the current site of the Borough Offices at Third and Locust Streets.


  1. Its a great thing to see tony does a great job take the time to go visit it and learn about Columbia history

  2. kudos to tony & all volunteers who are trying to bring the old Columbia back! bless you all!

  3. I saw the display and it is Wonderful.......Great Job Tony!!!