U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 11/13/12|
All aboard! Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association
Trains played a vital role in the settlement of the American West, and powerful locomotives gradually replaced covered wagons.
The model train show will be open Thursday – Saturday every week this December.
“What makes this temporary exhibit unique is that it is interactive,” said Trails Center interpreter Alex Rose. “The model train club’s volunteers are on hand to demonstrate how to operate the trains. Learning how to operate model trains is not only educational, but pure fun for the entire family.”
The CWMRA, also known as the Antelope Line, presented a similar “hands on” model train exhibit during December 2011.
“People really turned out for the trains,” Rose said. “We had a number of seniors who enjoyed the exhibit, and recalled fond memories of playing with model trains, when they were children. It was wonderful to see grandparents introduce their grandchildren to model trains.”
For more information about the model train show, contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307)261-7780.
The CWMRA 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. 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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Trails Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 11-13-2012|
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