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2009 Gateway Division - St. Louis NRHS Train Picnic

2009 Gateway Division Train Picnic

On Sat., Sept. 19, 2009, the Gateway Division NMRA and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society held the second annual train picnic at the Wabash, Frisco, and Pacific Railroad, in Glencoe, MO. The weather was great, the steam and diesel locomotive rides were ma...
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NMRA/NRHA Tour of Quincy Society of Model Engineers Layout

The joint venture between St. Louis Chapter National Railway Historical Society and the Gateway Division National Model Railroad Association on Saturday, March 28, 2009, was organized by Ron Gawedzinski. The event took us to Quincy, Illinois, to see and operate trains on the Quincy So...
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Paddington Bear and Lionel Engineer Bear

A Beary Christmas – Lionel Engineer Bear & Paddington Bear

Railroad-themed bears make wonderful presents, and especially at Christmastime. Alex now has two railroad bears in his stuffed animal menagerie....
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Wabash, Frisco & Pacific Live Steam Railroad Train Picnic 2008

Photo Gallery From The Wabash, Frisco & Pacific Live Steam Railroad Train Picnic

Photos of the September 6, 2008 Gateway Division NMRA - St. Louis Chapter NRHS joint train picnic at the Wabash, Frisco, and Pacific Railroad....
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Wabash, Frisco & Pacific Live Steam Railroad Train Picnic 2008

NMRA – NRHA Joint Picnic at the WF&P

On Saturday, September 6, 2008, the Gateway Division NMRA and the St. Louis Chapter NRHS held the first ever joint picnic at the Wabash, Frisco, and Pacific Railroad. The WF&P RR runs 12 inch Gauge Small Scale Steam Trains alongside the Meramec River at Glencoe, Missouri....
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American Model Builders Plant Tour

American Model Builders Plant Tour

It was a beautiful, sunny morning when 19 Gateway Division NMRA members gathered outside the door of American Model Builders, Inc., on Saturday, August 23, at 11 AM. John Hitzeman, owner of AMB, greeted us at the door. We were led inside to a room that could best be described as “mode...
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Product Review: Press & Go Train by Fisher-Price

Product Review: Press & Go Train

Toot! Toot! Pressing the smokestack is all it takes for your littlest engineer to get this train moving, with lights, music, and lots of block bobbing, spinning, and teetertottering action. The Press & Go Train is part of Fisher-Price’s extensive Peek-a-Block system....
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World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour in St. Louis

33,000 Attend World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour in St. Louis

The World’s Greatest Hobby program, sponsored by the Model Railroad Industry Association, had the right idea when they selected St. Louis as the location for its second WGH on Tour event. America’s Center in downtown St. Louis was packed on January 8-9, 2005, and the Gateway Division,...
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2004 Missouri Botanical Garden “Gardenland Express” Garden Railroad

2004 Missouri Botanical Garden “Gardenland Express” Garden Railroad

The 2004 Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden featured G gauge trains traveling through a miniature holiday landscape of St. Louis landmarks, bridges, and a mountainside cable car surrounded with decorated railroad-themed Christmas trees, b...
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World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour

World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour is Coming to St. Louis

The World’s Greatest Hobby (WGH) program, sponsored by the Model Railroad Industry Association (MRIA), has selected St. Louis as the location for its second WGH on Tour event, and the Gateway Division, will be there to promote the hobby and membership in the NMRA....
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Railroads in the Civil War

Railroads in the Civil War

Prior to the Civil War in this country, railroads were a new and relatively untried invention. During the war, soldiers, material and food were routinely transported by rail along with civilians and the raw material necessary to keep the war effort progressing. It was soon realized th...
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Rockwoods School District WGH Visit

Rockwoods School District WGH Visit

As a result of request through the Gateway Division website, Rick and Venita Lake visited the Center for Creative Learning in the Rockwoods School District in September to talk with a second grade class about their train collection. This was part of a special unit on collections, what...
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