Courtesy photo A model train at the Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association clubhouse in Casper, Wyoming.

Courtesy photo
A model train at the Central Wyoming Model Railroad Association clubhouse in Casper, Wyoming.

The California Trail Center in Elko is seeking model train enthusiasts to help create an interactive temporary exhibit during December.

The Trail Center is recruiting volunteers to create model train layouts, and to assist visitors in operating the trains.

“Model trains and Christmas go hand in hand,” said Park Ranger Alex Rose. “And learning about railroads through model trains is not only educational, but pure fun for the entire family.

”Trains played a vital role in the settlement of the American West. With the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, powerful locomotives gradually replaced covered wagons. Railroad networks were much safer, quicker, and more efficient in transporting freight and people. Railroad history is also vital to the history of Elko and Elko County, Rose said.

If interested in being part of this creative temporary exhibit, please contact Rose at 775/738-1849.