John Bianco, Ernie’s son, will continue the tradition of running his model trains from Thanksgiving through Christmas Day. Weather permitting, five tracks run trains every evening except Mondays on Adele Ave. from 6:30 to about 9:00. (Note: The trains will run on Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve, weather permitting.)

The engines and cars change daily. As many as 100 visitors a night (up to 300 on Christmas eve) come, including children brought by parents who themselves watched the trains when they were young.

The Biancos’ neighbors will make Christmas Eve special again this year by lining both sides of Adele Ave. with softly glowing luminaria beginning around 6:00. To add to the environment, there will be instrumental music and singers at times during the evening.

Articles about Ernie’s trains appeared in the December 12, 2016, issue of the Mountain View Voice, in the December 21, 2010, issue, and also on pages 1 and 9 of the November 30, 2012, issue.