For our exhibit “Stuff We Love” we asked board members, volunteers and staff to pick their favorite museum object, document or photograph. The result is an eclectic collection with everything from a Gas Model Airplane to the Gem Roller Organ. HCHM Office Manager, Gaylord Sanneman decided on a model of the 1930 Santa Fe Railroad Depot.
I just like trains! Now that I’m retired I hope to build my own model set—once I can decide on a size. -Gaylord Sanneman
The one-eigthth scal model was constructed in 1992 by Donovan Cooprider using original blueprints from the 1930 Newton Santa Fe Railroad Depot.
The model was donated to the museum several years ago and Gaylord picked it as one of the objects he loved from our collection.
Postcard of 1930 Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Newton, Ks.
1930 Santa Fe Railroad Depot Model
Stop in to see other “Stuff We Love.”