Photos by Richard Schumacher
Joe Visintine’s freelanced HO scale East Bluff Terminal Railroad models Illinois along the Mississippi river bluffs in 1971. 95′ of single-track mainline follows the around-the-walls layout design with a grain complex peninsula, a duckunder at the doorway, and a 13-track single-ended staging yard (in the hall outside the railroad room). Dramatic river bluff scenery follows the mainline through bridges, yards, and industrial areas. Occasional operations use car cards and waybills with NCE DCC radio throttles. These photos were taken during the layout tour which was part of the 2017 Gateway NMRA Train Show.