The Train Man: Conducting a vehicle for Christmas cheer for 20 years

For 20 years, Michael “The Train Man” Lavrich has transformed a room at the Downtown Bend library into a showcase for his extensive collection of model trains.

And as much fun as it is for the kids and adults, Lavrich often has the biggest smile in the room as he moves the trains around multiple tracks.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom caught up with the Train Man to find out how it all started and what keeps him going.

You can check out the trains this year at the dates and times below:

  • December 20, 21: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.; 3:00­–6:00 p.m.
  • December 22, 23: noon–5:00 p.m.
  • December 27, 28: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.; 3:00–6:00 p.m.



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