High on a hill in the train garden, located near the Patapsco Female Institute, white tents have been pitched to represent Camp Johnson, a Civil War site believed to have been located in the vicinity of the former girls boarding school on Church Road.
As wonderful as its reception has been, the exhibit "is definitely a work in progress," Kohl said.
Club members hope to return again next year, adding a lower level to make the trains and scenery accessible to even the youngest of museum visitors, among other new features.
"We don't like to present the same exhibit twice," he said.
If you go
What: The Holiday Festival of Trains at the B&O Railroad Museum
Where: Ellicott City Station, 2711 Maryland Ave.
When: Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Jan. 27.
Admission: Adults, $6; seniors, $5; children ages 2-12, $4.
Special attraction: Frosty the Snowman will greet visitors Dec. 23 and hand out treats to children from noon to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Information: borail.org or 410-461-1945.