WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29: BIG RAILROAD HOBBY SHOW
Profile America -- Saturday, January 29th. Toys come and go in popularity. One toy, however, has maintained its desirability for many decades with youngsters -- and those who still act like youngsters -- the model train. Some families set up a model train to run around the base of their Christmas tree each year, while others maintain extensive layouts. This weekend, the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show will draw some 25,000 fans to West Springfield, Massachusetts, to see nearly 8-1/2 acres of displays and railroad memorabilia, including 40 operating model layouts . Model trains can be found at many of the nation's more than 30,000 hobby, toy, and game stores. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 104
2002 Economic Census, NAICS 451120
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau