photos by Dave Roeder, MMR
The Webster Groves & Fenton Railroad is a fictional short-line railroad serving as a connection to local industries for the Burlington Northern Railroad in St. Louis County, Missouri. On the WG&F, a switching layout connects the industries of Valley Park, Missouri, via the BN main line from Springfield, MO. There are two yards to service the layout. Lower level staging sends and receives trains during operation sessions. The Burlington Northern operates in Valley Park moving grain, rock, petroleum and manufactured goods. The Bussen Quarry is another feature from St. Louis County that is represented on the layout. The real quarry ships by truck, and so does the scale version located in the center of the exposed helix and “wye” on the Webster Groves & Fenton. The Webster Groves & Fenton model railroad was featured in the January 2005 issue of Model Railroader.