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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Trails Center
 
Release Date: 11/22/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    
  307-261-7603    

All aboard! Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association Presents
Christmas Show at the Trails Center


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.

Model trains displayed at the Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association Clubhouse in Casper. Visitors will have the opportunity to operate five model trains at the Trails Center.

A model train at the Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association clubhouse. Visitors will have the opportunity to operate five model trains
at the Trails Center.

 
“Model trains provide a lot of fun for both children and adults,” said Trails Center interpreter Alex Rose.

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 mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 11-22-2011