U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 11/22/11|
All aboard! Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association Presents
The Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association is presenting a Christmas model train show at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) during December. Visitors are invited to operate five model trains that represent coal-powered trains and diesel locomotives.
The model train show will be open the following days during December: Dec. 8 through 10; 15 through 17; 22 and 23; and 27 through 30. Volunteers with the model train club will assist visitors in operating the trains.
“Trains are an important theme at the Trails Center,” Rose said. “With the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, the trails era ended. Railroad networks were much safer, quicker, and more efficient in transporting freight and people.”
For more information about the model train show, contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7780.
The Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association is a group of local residents interested in railroads and model railroading. Model railroads are on display at the clubhouse located on 1356 North Center Street, in Casper. Visitors are welcome. For more information go to: www.cwmra.com.
The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on winter hours, and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Trails Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 11-22-2011|
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