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John Hardy’s St. Jacques Northern / Great Northern Model Railroad

photos by Richard Schumacher

This freelance 30’x33’ railroad connects Chicago to Seattle. The area modeled is on the Columbia River in western Washington. Great Northern has running rights on this 1947-1970 era layout featuring code 83 main lines and code 70 yard trackage, lots of mountains, and some river traffic. Oh yes, you can find a few custom designed helixes here as well.