"$168,0000 is what we need to meet the requirement for the building. We just don't have that kind of cash coming in right now," Ruby said.
Now, they're kind of starting from scratch, at a different location. Despite what he says is enthusiasm from the city, county and everyone else involved in the project, the money and donations just aren't there.
So they're building again, only smaller.
"It's a good thing to get the kids out from their video games and get them involved in the computers on the trains," Ruby said.
For Judd, he said his adventures on his own railroad serve as a lesson in history, geography and electrical engineering. Judd has made model railroads his hobby for 45 years, and he thinks the educational value of a museum devoted to transportation would be immeasurable.
There is also another group, the Station 187 Model Railroad Club, that is also working with the city of Greenville on another idea for a transportation museum, though we're told that it will be on a smaller scale than Ruby's project.
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