Annual Railroad Exhibit: “Wyoming: Railroad Territory”

Annual Railroad Exhibit: “Wyoming: Railroad Territory”

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The National Historic Trails Center annual model railroad exhibition this December.

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NTHIC) is hosting its annual model railroad exhibition this December.

The exhibit is presented and operated by the Casper-based Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association (CWMRA). Organized as a small club in 1987, the CWMRA provides model railroading educational and recreational opportunities for people of all ages.

This year’s holiday exhibit will pay tribute to the “State of Wyoming: Railroad Territory” and promises to be of interest to everyone! Railroad enthusiasts young and old will find something to attract their curiosity during this year’s exhibit. Guests are invited to see historic memorabilia graciously donated for the exhibition: historic train sets, some static and some running, flags and photographs. In addition, a Plastic Ville village will be in the antique Lionel and American Flyer ovals of track. Operating trains in G, O, S, HO, and N Scales will be on hand for visitors to control along with the Brio table for those that are close to the floor! Learn to run a model train with your Smart Phone as well!

Guests are invited to view the variety of model trains and try their hand at actual operations. As part of the CWMRA annual fundraising efforts, a lifelike Model Railroad will be the top raffle item. It is a complete railroad molded in Styrofoam and painted scenery with track, rolling stock and power pack. There will also be some beginner train sets and Lego puzzles for sale and as prizes.

Club members from the CWMRA will be on hand to assist and educate train enthusiasts. They will also have some simple tools on hand to effect random repairs of guest’s equipment. The Club also offers a way to place un-needed equipment in homes. According to Homer Whitlock, “This is truly one of a kind, hands on operation where you will have the opportunity to touch and operate the trains. We are excited, as always, to partner with the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center!”

The model train show will be open for the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following days during December:

  • December 6-8
  • December 13-15
  • December 19-22
  • December 26-29

Members of the public are encouraged to come and enjoy the Center free of charge. However, visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to benefit the local non-profit Wyoming Food for Thought Project through the holiday season. Needed items include: peanut butter, fruit cups, cereal, ramen noodles, and granola bars. The Wyoming Food for Thought


Posted on: Wednesday October 24, 2018 @ 2:46 PM

  Thursday December 06, 2018 - 12:00 AM to Saturday December 29, 2018 - 12:00 AM

  For more information, please call The National Historic Trails Center at (307) 265-8030.

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