Senior shares childhood glee for trains

CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON/The Daily Sentinel—Jim Batten and wife, Suzanne, show some of his Lionel trains, which they have put on display at The Commons of Hilltop. Batten said he received his first train when he was a toddler and that his reaction was the same when Suzanne gave him a train when he was in his 50s.



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CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON/The Daily Sentinel—Jim Batten and wife, Suzanne, show some of his Lionel trains, which they have put on display at The Commons of Hilltop. Batten said he received his first train when he was a toddler and that his reaction was the same when Suzanne gave him a train when he was in his 50s.

Jim Batten turned out the lights. The silhouettes of sophisticated railway passengers shone through the illuminated windows of the Santa Fe Super Chief replica. Look close. You could almost…




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