Before the Whatcom Skagit Model Railroad Club came into existence there was the Bellingham Society of Model Engineers. The BSME was founded in 1994 at 111 Grand Avenue in downtown Bellingham and it operated there for nearly a decade. Unfortunately, the BSME lost its lease in June 2003 and had to demolish the layout. The club held its final open house at 111 Grand Avenue on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. More than 2,000 people visited the layout during its final two days of operations. These final days were recorded and edited into this video titled "The End of an Era."
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