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Caboose Kibitzer, 2017, Vol. 67, No. 4

Volume 67 Issue 4 of the Caboose Kibitzer is Now Online

The fourth 2017 issue of the Caboose Kibitzer, published by the Mid-Continent Region of the NMRA, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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El Dorado and El Reno Schoolbug

Doodlebugs, Grandpa and Me

One of the great rewards in this hobby has been the friendships I have made. This Doodlebug is special because it represents both my childhood and a very good railroading friend....
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Tour of Continental Fabricators

Tour of Continental Fabricators Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, a joint group of 30 railfans from the St. Louis Chapter NRHS and the Gateway Division NMRA toured Continental Fabricators to learn how boilers, particularly steam locomotive boilers, and other heavy vessels were made. We learned a lot more details and ...
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Clinic at the 2017 Gateway NMRA Train Show

Gateway NMRA Announces Clinics for the Nov. 3, 2018 St. Louis Train Show

Make sure to attend these clinics which are part of the 2018 Gateway NMRA St. Louis Train Show on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Learn about the Frisco 1522 steam program, Arduinos and model railroading, and learn hands-on how to decal your models. Find out more at
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Continental Fabricators Tour

Photos from the Continental Fabricators NRHS-NMRA Tour

On September 15, members of the Gateway Division NMRA and St. Louis Chapter NRHS toured Continental Fabricators on Park Avenue in St. Louis. Continental fabricates pressure vessels, towers, drums, and many more items. They have special expertise in fabricating, restoring and rehabbing...
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Tour of Gateway Rail Services, Inc.

Tour of Gateway Rail Services, Inc., Madison, Illinois

Roger Verbeeren, President, Gateway Rail Services, gave an extensive tour of the rebuild shop, fabrication shop, wheel shop and some private rail passenger cars to a group of 24 railfans from the St. Louis Chapter NRHS and the Gateway Division NMRA....
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Tour of Gateway Rail Services, Inc.

Photos from the Gateway Rail Services NRHS-NMRA Tour

Roger Verbeeren, President, gave 24 members of the Gateway NMRA and St. Louis NRHS an extensive tour of Gateway Rail Services, Inc. We visited their rebuild shop, fabrication shop, wheel shop, and two private rail passenger cars, as well as viewing their inventory of passenger equipme...
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Gateway 2020 NMRA Convention

Early Registration for the Gateway 2020 NMRA Convention Is Now Available

Early registration for the Gateway 2020 NMRA National Convention is now open. You can register at Early registration is $125 and early registrants receive first shot at signing up for tours and other events. Price goes up on September 1, 2018....
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Special Member Only Event: Tour of Continental Fabricators

Arrangements have been made to have a joint group Gateway Division NMRA and St. Louis Chapter NRHS members only tour of Continental Fabricators, 5601 West Park Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Continental has special expertise in fabricating,...
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This view in the larger of the two rooms and is where the original layout sat. Beyond the doorway was once an open porch before the railroad closed it in for the club to use. In the far room you can see the ten-foot long warren truss bridge built by Bob Whelove, and just below it the nearly twenty-five foot long plate girder bridge built by Charles Schwarm.

The Big Bend Railroad Club – Eighty Years and Counting

What model railroad club is eighty years old this year and has been located in the same building for the whole time? It is also the oldest model railroad club in the St. Louis area, and because of this club the building it is located in - a former railroad depot - has been in continuo...
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Joint NMRA-NRHA Arborway, T.T. & Northwestern Railroad Trip Group Photo

Joint NMRA-NRHA Arborway, T.T. & Northwestern Railroad Trip

Members of the Gateway Division of the NMRA and the St. Louis Chapter of the NRHS reached across the vast and polarizing isle of railroad related interest camps, put away our differences and embarked on a joint adventure. A day of railroad-related activities at the Iron Spike Railroad...
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Model Railroading 101 Class at the Museum of Transportation

“Model Railroading 101” Class at the Museum of Transportation

On December 16, 2017 the Gateway Division hosted their first “Model Railroading 101” class open to the public at the Museum of Transportation. Greg Gramlich demonstrated how to build a simple layout using Bachmann EZ-Track on a 42"x60” piece of 2" thick extruded foam board. The hands-...
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