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Spring 2018 RPO, Vol 26, No 1

The Spring 2018 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Spring 2018 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, The RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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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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Fall 2013 RPO, Vol 21, No 3

The Fall 2013 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Fall 2013 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, The RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Big Bend Railroad Club Rebuild

Big Bend Railroad Club Rebuild

Nearing completion from a total rebuild begun about two years ago, the largest yard of the Springfield & Ozark Railway is a focal point for the oldest model railroad club in the St. Louis area, the Big Bend Railroad Club....
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Big Bend Railroad Club O Scale Springfield & Ozark Model Railroad

Big Bend Railroad Club O Scale Springfield & Ozark Model Railroad

The 1950s-era Springfield & Ozark O Scale model railroad is located in a former Frisco depot and features a 120-foot mainline run and dramatic plaster rock bluffs. The Big Bend Railroad Club is the oldest model railroad club in St. Louis....
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