Sunflower Bank Hosts Annual Holiday Model Railroad Display in Downtown El Paso from November 21-December 30, 2022

November 21, 2022

Sunflower Bank’s Holiday Model Train Display presented in partnership with the Railroad Model and Historical Association of El Paso (“EPMR”) returns for its second year on November 21 with an enhanced, larger exhibit and new collaboration with the City of El Paso’s 2022 WinterFest.

Viewing the display is free and open to the public at Sunflower Bank’s branch at 201 E. Main, Suite 200, in downtown El Paso. From November 21 – December 30, 2022, trains will run daily from Monday through Friday between 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. This year in conjunction with Sunflower Bank’s sponsorship of the City’s annual WinterFest, there will also be special times for the public to visit on evenings and weekends. The full train display schedule can be viewed at

“We are looking forward to hosting the holiday train display again this year in partnership with the Railroad Model and Historical Association of El Paso,” said Ernesto Avila, Sunflower Bank Regional President for El Paso and Las Cruces. “The display featuring the trains from The Polar ExpressTM is lots of fun for children, families and the young at heart and we’re excited to become part of the downtown WinterFest activities this year.”

EPMR designed the train layout for Sunflower Bank and provides the expertise to manage the exhibit and maintain the running of the trains.  

WHAT:        Sunflower Bank Holiday Model Railroad Train Display

WHEN:       Monday, Nov. 21 through Friday, Dec. 30, 2022

                   Trains run Monday through Friday (excluding bank holidays on 11/24 and 12/26):

                   10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

                   3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:    201 E. Main, Suite 200, El Paso, TX 79901


•    Visits and photo opportunities with the City of El Paso mascots every Thursday in December from 4:30 p.m.  - 5:30 p.m.

•    Saturday, December 17 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in conjunction with WinterFest’s Read and Ride with Santa (cookies and hot cocoa will be served)

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: We invite members of the media to capture broadcast and print assets. It is a great backdrop for live reporting. Interested parties should contact Jeanne Lipson at 915.881.6785 or [email protected]

About Sunflower Bank

Operating as Sunflower Bank, First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage, Sunflower Bank, N.A. provides financial solutions to the individual communities it serves. With $7.1 billion in assets as of September 30, 2022, headquarters in Denver, bank locations in five states, and mortgage capabilities in more than 40 states, Sunflower Bank, N.A. provides a full range of relationship-focused services to meet personal, business and wealth management financial objectives. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage are divisions of Sunflower Bank, N.A.

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About the Railroad Model and Historical Association of El Paso
The Association established more than 70 years ago, first started in the basement of the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas. Today it is located at 6335 Vaughn and hosts open houses and free events throughout the year. Call 915.276.9541 for more information or visit or EPMR’s Facebook page.
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