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FRA Outlaws Molded-On Handgrabs

FRA Outlaws Molded-On Handgrabs

The Federal Railroad Administration today outlawed molded-on plastic handgrabs on all freight and passenger cars on model railroads, citing safety concerns....
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Stories From a Railfan’s Wife

Stories From a Railfan’s Wife

When you encourage your husband to attend NMRA meetings in an effort to give his mid-life crisis some direction, the results cannot be foreseen....
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2012 Missouri Botanical Garden “Gardenland Express” Garden Railroad

2012 Missouri Botanical Garden “Gardenland Express” Garden Railroad

The 2012 Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden featured G gauge trains and a streetcar traveling through miniature holiday landscapes from redwood forests to mushroom fantasies, all surrounded with Christmas decorations, wrapped present tunn...
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2012 Annual Train Picnic

Photo Gallery From The 2012 Annual Joint Train Picnic

On Saturday, September 15, 2012, the Gateway Division NMRA and the St. Louis Chapter NRHS held their 5th Annual Picnic at the Museum of Transportation in Kirkwood, Missouri. This year 97 members, families and guests attended the picnic....
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5th Annual Gateway Division/NRHS Train Picnic

5th Annual Gateway Division/NRHS Train Picnic

On Sat., Sept. 15, 2012, the Gateway Division NMRA and the St. Louis Chapter NRHS held our 5th Annual Picnic at the Museum of Transportation, Kirkwood, Missouri. The museum hosts the most complete collection of American rail power in the world, along with its collection of automobiles...
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MCoR 2012 Regional Train Show

St. Louis 2012 NMRA MCoR Regional Convention – May 30 to June 3, 2012

The NMRA Mid-Continent Regional convention was hosted by the Gateway Division NMRA on May 30 through June 3, 2012. The event featured clinics, layout and prototype tours, model contests, operating sessions, a train show, and a banquet at the Museum of Transportation....
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Kalmbach Library Photo Scanning

Kalmbach Library Photo Scanning

Of the over 100,000 images, negatives, slides, plans and drawings maintained at the Library, only a handful have ever been seen by NMRA members because it requires making a personal trip to Headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to do so. The Diamond Club is a fundraiser specifically...
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2010 Annual Joint Train Picnic at WF&P

Photo Gallery From The 2010 Annual Joint Train Picnic at WF&P

On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the Gateway Division NMRA and the St. Louis Chapter NRHS held the 3rd get-together picnic of two fine train groups at the Wabash, Frisco and Pacific Railroad in Glencoe, Missouri....
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September 25, 2010 Annual Joint Train Picnic

September 25, 2010 Annual Joint Train Picnic

On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the Gateway Division NMRA and the St. Louis Chapter NRHS held the 3rd annual train picnic at the Wabash, Frisco and Pacific Railroad in Glencoe, Missouri. The WF&P RR provides a two mile roundtrip ride running 12-inch gauge small scale steam and diesel...
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Wabash #573 Locomotive Restoration Effort

The Saint Louis Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is seeking funds to cosmetically restore this steam locomotive. Built by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works, this 2-6-0 Mogul-type freight locomotive was retained for two years after had become dieselized because of a b...
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Litchfield Train Group HO Model Railroad Layout

Litchfield Train Group Layout Tour

The joint visit between Gateway Division National Model Railroad Association and the St. Louis Chapter National Railway Historical Society on Saturday, December 12, 2009, was organized by Ron Gawedzinski....
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Playing Trains With The Kids

Playing Trains with the Kids

One common thread unites model railroaders: the love of trains. Additionally, most people, model railroaders included, love their children. While sharing your model railroad with your children, or grandchildren, remains a noble endeavor, some guidelines must be followed....
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