Model citizen: Delaware Seaside Model Railraod Club at home in Clayton Crossing

The model railroad club has more than 70 members
DAGSBORO – Under spousal pressure, Nelson Davison decided to kick the habit.

Eventually, tobacco gave way to another addiction: model trains.

“I have always liked them,” said Mr. Davison. “My second wife got me started in it. She said, ‘Why don’t you stop smoking cigarettes and use the money to buy trains?’ So I did.”

Mr. Davison is an active member of the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club Inc.,

So is Ocean View resident Steve Cawunder, whose family ties include connections to a famous New York City commuter train hub.

“My grandfather was head track-master in Grand Central for quite a few years,” said Mr. Cawunder. “My mother used to stick me on the train in Baltimore and he would grab me off at Grand Central. They put a luggage tag on me. He would grab me off of there, and then put me on a train going up the Hudson (River). My uncle would grab me off there.”

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