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Fastsigns & Capital Trailer, Helena, MT Donate Cargo Trailer & Sign work To Kids Prgm

Fastsigns, Helena, MT has graciously donated incredibly stunning sign work to our partially donated 30 foot 2015 Mirage, Xtera cargo trailer. Their incredible craftsmanship, and beautifully donated custom work brought out our whole logo and slogan in vivid color and graphics. We are also proud of this new trailer which has been needed for 11 years. Our model railroad display was simply getting to large for the old trailer and even though a gooseneck was a lot more expensive than our program could afford, Capital Trailer in Helena, Montana provided a tremendous discount allowing us to afford & purchase this trailer which has been needed for years. Due to the help of our community, financial donaters, kids and their families and these businesses we are back on the road providing disadvantaged kids, school kids and the general public with a model railroad and train safety program that is interactive and available to any age. I wish to Thank these businesses and any other individuals who have contributed to this cause.
From all of us at Imagination Station Kids on Track;
Thank You to all of you and all the best!
Ken c/o Imagination Station Kids on Track Model Railroad and Train
 

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Yea, it started nearly 27 years ago in Oakdale, CA. and all we had was 2 very tiny G and HO displays at a very small train show. The train layouts were only 8' by 8' and we're simple displays and we're not meant for kids to operate. However I had 1 little 10 year old boy by the name of Joshua who said he could not afford any trains and ask to run ours around one time. If it had been for Joshua on that day this program probably would not be here now. That was our first kid with over 6 million to follow in 27 yrs. We have large HO and G scale layouts that kids get to actually operate. (not just look at)
We also have interactive push button items kids can play and learn with. We teach rail safety and how railroads operate in the real world. Most of our events in CA. over the years included, SF Convention Center Shows, Queen Mary Ship in Long Beach, Roseville Train Show, we set up at some of the tourist railroads, (Jamestown and many others), and just about every train show and railroad event over many years. We also set up at children's homes, schools, pediatric hospitals, county and state fairs, state agencies for kids and special and railroad events on the west coast and in the NW. After moving to Montana we have had on average 9000 children at the Thomas the Tank Engine events alone. We are also now starting a video and dance program for kids also. And all of this at no charge to anyone ever! Just a short history for you! Thanks for the great comment and all the best.
Kenneth c/o Imagination Station Kids on Track Model Railroad and Train Safety Program
 
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