W.Va. healthcare facility installs model train

May 31, 2019

The Ohio Valley Health Care in Arkersburg, W.Va., has installed a model display just outside the facility, according to an article on The Weirton Daily Times website.

The 980-square-foot display that includes 220 feet of track, three trains on three levels, homes, buildings and other structures

The purpose of the train exhibit is for the enjoyment of the residents. Ron Butcher, 69, is among the residents who likes to watch and operate the trains.

The design depended much on the perspective of the residents, many of whom sit in wheelchairs, said Joe Stephens, owner of Stephens Outdoor Railways. Everything was designed at wheelchair height.

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