Since 1994, the National Capital Trackers, a local model train club, have constructed the National Christmas Tree Railroad at the base of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse in President's Park South. Located just south of the White House's Rose Garden the trains will run from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily until the Pageant concludes.
The National Capital Trackers (Trackers) are an informal group of model train enthusiasts in the Washington D.C. area who share an interest in operating three rail O-Gauge trains. The members construct portable layout modules that are joined together to create the club's large operating layouts. The club's objectives are to provide a means for local train enthusiasts to operate O-Gauge trains; and to promote our hobby through the operation of our railroad at public events.
Click photo to view my 2006 National Christmas Tree Railroad photoset.