“For a long time, my ring tone was Ossy’s ‘Crazy Train’ just because he yelled out ‘All aboard’ in the beginning,” said longtime member of the Wisconsin and Illinois HO Modular Railroad Group Bill Hueser. The small hobbyists’ group meets and runs model trains in what Hueser describes as the “green warehouse” in the parking lot of the Milton House. Thinking about the connection between trains and Christmastime, he said, at 68, most of his contemporaries got their first Lionel trains as Christmas gifts. They looked cool running underneath the tree, he said. He began running his trains under the tree when his kids were little. He took a two-year hiatus, he said, while waiting for his grandkids to become old enough to appreciate the trains. 

Hueser, like all the members of the club, is also a member of the Milton Historical Society. Trains and their history run deep in Milton, he said. 

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