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John Peluso's Frisco Lines Eastern Division Model Railroad

John Peluso’s Frisco Lines Eastern Division Model Railroad

John Peluso's beautiful 16'x30' HO scale double-deck Frisco layout features broad curves, rolling tree covered hills, two deck truss bridges, a helix, and five towns: Webster Groves, Rolla, St. James, Dillon, and Dixon....
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And charging up the mountain is an NS-led stack train.

Spring Railfan Trip to Cresson and The Horseshoe Curve

Just back from our Spring Railfan trip to Cresson and the Horseshoe Curve area. Weather was atrocious, but had a good time with railroad friends at the Station Inn. Weather hampered photography, but here are five of the better ones in the seven days we were there. Enjoy!...
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Joyce and David Silverman’s Silver Valley Lines Model Railroad

Joyce and David Silverman’s Silver Valley Lines Model Railroad

The HO scale Silver Valley Lines, the “Route of the Vitis Vinifera” (Route of the Nobel Grapes), is a joint effort of Joyce and David Silverman. The layout fills a 14'x22' space with a 20'x2' staging area. The three distinct areas on this modern-era layout includes towns, industries, ...
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Mike Wise’s Sugar Creek Valley Model Railroad

Details on Mike Wise’s Sugar Creek Valley Model Railroad

Mike Wise’s completely sceniced HO scale model railroad is a walk in loop to loop, single track main, point to point switching district design with a 78-foot mainline run. This freelance layout, set in St. Louis in 1966, features highly detailed city and industrial areas filled with c...
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St. Charles Central Model Railroad

St. Charles Central Model Railroad – St. Charles Model Railroad Club

The St. Charles Central is the large 23'x33' HO scale layout of the St. Charles Model Railroad Club. This completely sceniced, 1970s-era, freelance railroad is set in eastern Missouri and northern Arkansas. If features a 400-foot mainline, over 130 detailed structures, and a Masonite ...
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Bill Wehmeier's Katy, KCS and Wabash Model Railroad

Bill Wehmeier’s Katy, KCS and Wabash Model Railroad

The Kansas City area in the late 60s is represented on Bill's 29’x17’ layout. Red MKT diesels dominate, but there is also a good representation of KCS and Wabash with a little RI also present. A very large city is modeled which contains a scale 450’ steel viaduct. There is also a huge...
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Bill Giese's Beautiful Rock Island HO Model Railroad

Bill Giese’s Beautiful Rock Island HO Model Railroad

Bill Giese's Des Moines Area Rock Island HO scale model railroad features highly detailed city and industrial scenes filled with cars, trucks and people. The railroad, set in the late 1960s to early 1970s, is a walk-in design with a 76-foot single track main and 24-foot branch line us...
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Curt Regensberger's HO Scale The Streator Connection Model Railroad

Curt Regensberger’s HO Scale The Streator Connection Model Railroad

The Streator Connection models the connecting point of the Santa Fe and Conrail railroads at Streator, Illinois. This 30’x32’ HO scale layout has 32" minimum radius curves, a maximum 1.3% grade, and is a loop-to-loop design with two independent mainlines. The layout features a large f...
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Jerry Jungers' HO Scale Western Arkansas Railroad

Jerry Jungers’ HO Scale Western Arkansas Railroad

The Western Arkansas Railroad (the WAR) is a freelance railroad operating primarily in western Arkansas from Texarkana on the south end to Gateway on the north end. Several communities and the industries served are a result of the owner's imagination. It all began in 2008, so it is ve...
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Mike Wise's HO Scale Sugar Creek Valley Model Railroad

Mike Wise’s HO Scale Sugar Creek Valley Model Railroad

Mike Wise's completely sceniced HO scale model railroad is a walk in loop to loop, single track main, point to point switching district design with a 78-foot mainline run. This freelance layout, set in St. Louis in 1966, features highly detailed city and industrial areas filled with c...
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Amtrak Celebrates 40 Years

Amtrak Celebrates Forty Years with Traveling Exhibit Train

Amtrak showcased its past, present and future with a special 40th anniversary exhibit train filled with photos, period uniforms, dinnerware, vintage advertising and memorabilia, and interactive displays from Amtrak’s beginning in 1971 through today. View photos from the Sept. 11, 2011...
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