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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
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Trails Center
 
Release Date: 11/13/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  307-261-7603    

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


Trains played a vital role in the settlement of the American West, and powerful locomotives gradually replaced covered wagons.

Model train display.
A model train at the Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association clubhouse. Visitors will have the opportunity to operate four model trains
at the Trails Center.
The Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association (CWMRA) is presenting a Christmas model train show at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) during December. Visitors are invited to operate four model trains that represent coal-powered trains and diesel locomotives.

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.



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Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 11-13-2012