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Release Date: 12/02/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  307-261-7603    

All Aboard! Trails Center Presents Annual Model Railroad Exhibit:
"Trains of Yesteryear: Trains That Your Grandfather Enjoyed"


The Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association (CWMRA) is presenting a Christmas model train show at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC).  Visitors are invited to operate nine model trains that represent coal-powered trains and diesel locomotives.

The Trails Center presents its annual model train exhibit in December.
A model train at the Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association clubhouse. The Trails Center presents its
annual model train
exhibit in December.
The exhibit, “Trains of Yesteryear: Trains that Your Grandfather Enjoyed,” will be open Thursday – Saturday every week this December.

“We are excited to offer 12 days of trains,” said Trails Center Interpreter Alex Rose.  “The model train club’s volunteers are on hand to demonstrate how to operate the trains. Learning about railroads through model trains is not only educational, but pure fun for the entire family.”

The Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association, also known as the Antelope Line, presented model railroad exhibits at the Trails Center in 2011 and 2012.

Rose said this year’s model railroad exhibit is different in that it is focusing on antique model trains that were made between 1939 and 1969.  “These toys were built to last through the ages,” Rose said.

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 visit  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: 12-02-2013