Wyoming Ghost Trains Cruises Through the National Historic Trails Center

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 railroad exhibit titled, “Wyoming’s Ghost Trains,” 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 view the variety of model railroad trains and try their hand at actual model train operation.

As part of the CWMRA annual fundraising raffle, they will showcase one portable layout, complete with equipment, door prizes, and an original painting depicting a Wyoming Ghost Train by 15 year old Mandy Lynne Blevins!

Club members from the CWMRA will be on hand to assist and educate train enthusiasts.

According to club member Homer Whitlock, “This is truly a 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:

Dec. 1-3
Dec. 8-10
Dec. 15-17
Dec. 22-24

Visitors to the Trails Center are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to benefit the local non-profit, Wyoming Food for Thought Project.

Needed items include: peanut butter, fruit cups, cereal, ramen noodles, and granola bars. Wyoming Food for Thought Project is an independently run organization founded on the idea that a local solution to hunger is possible.

For more information please contact the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center at (307) 261-7780.