Friday, March 16, 2012

Denver, CO: Model trains to return after depot renovation

From Pueblo Chieftain: Model trains to return after depot renovation
DENVER (AP) — The last time for the public to view the model railroad housed in Union Station before construction begins on the historic station will be from 7 to 9 p.m. April 27. The station is being transformed into a boutique hotel.

The Platte Valley & Western Model Railroad Club will begin securing the museum-quality layout in May to prevent damage during the construction process. The model railroad has been in the basement of Union Station for 25 years.

Removable items, such as buildings and scenery elements, will be stored off-site to prevent damage. Contractors will work around the permanent elements to upgrade various building systems. The railroad club plans to reopen the exhibit in late summer 2014.

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