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Long Beach man spreads Christmas cheer through train display

Glenn Mueller's display at his Long Beach home features a train with many Christmas lights. (Photo source: WLOX News) Glenn Mueller's display at his Long Beach home features a train with many Christmas lights. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Glenn Mueller says he's been in love with trains for 50 years. (Photo source: WLOX) Glenn Mueller says he's been in love with trains for 50 years. (Photo source: WLOX)
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -

For the seventh year in a row, a Long Beach family's Christmas tradition is being shared for all to enjoy. 

Glenn Mueller says he's been in love with trains for 50 years. He even has an indoor train set in his house to prove it.

"It's fun to see trains moving and knowing about the history," said Mueller, gazing at his moving train set.

By day, Mueller works for Domino's but by night he's handling trains.

In addition to the train set in his home, Mueller also has one set up outside of his house for passersby to enjoy.

"It's 100 foot long by 10 foot wide," he explained. "We have 23 trains that run and dozens and dozens of cars."

Mueller says with the help of family members and a few football players from Long Beach High, his display continues to grow, giving people even more of a reason to keep coming back each year.

"They have fun and everybody seems to smile so that's what's really common about it," said Mueller with a smile. "Even tonight, you'll see people come by and wave and everybody sees the trains moving. And little kids, their eyes light up and that's what's fun about it."

Mueller says Christmas is about giving, and his train display is one way he can give a smile or two during the holiday season. 

As for next year's big display, he's not giving out any hints.

"Oh, we've got some great plans, but Mardi Gras World is going to help us a little bit," he said, grinning. "But they have to wait until after Mardi Gras." 

Even without spoilers, Mueller says it's a show that is not to be missed.  

The display is located at 6 Copper Court in Long Beach.

While there is no charge to view the train or the one mile of Christmas lights displayed throughout the neighborhood, Mueller asks that everyone stay in their cars.

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