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Miniature Train DisplaySubmitted: 11/30/2012

RHINELANDER - Several trains have taken over the Trig’s River Walk in Rhinelander.

It’s the annual Rhinelander Railroad Association Christmas display.

The display took more than 1,000 hours to put together.

It features O-gage and N-gage trains.

This is the second year the organization has put up the exhibit.

It’s free to see.


But this year, children can pay to get their picture taken with Santa Claus.

All of the money raised helps keep antique trains in the area up to date.

Tom Theilig, a spokesperson for the organization, says it’s the organizations way of saying thank you to the community for all of their support.

Tom Theilig said, “It’s history that we have here in Rhinelander and it’s just deteriorating. We’re taking it upon ourselves to try and raise some money and restore these cars and get them back to normal.”

Most of the trains were donated by former members.

The Rhinelander Railroad Association founded more than twenty years ago and has over 30 participants.

The expo opens Friday at 5 p.m.

Santa will be available for a photo shoot from 4:30-8:3o p.m.

On Sunday he'll be back from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

On Saturday December 8th, you can visit Santa again from 10:00-12:00 p.m. and then again from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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