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Rio Grande Southern – Northern DivisionThe theme of my layout is the operations of a narrow gauge railroad, operating in the 1940's and early 1950's, located in SW Colorado. My layout is based on the Rio Grande Southern RR - Northern Division. I model a stretch of the Northern Division that ran from the town of Ridgway to Telluride, Co., connecting with hidden yard tracks located in Durango, Co., and Montrose, Co. The layout also models a small lumber and ore company operation that was located in the town of San Miguel, Co.
ATSF Arizona Division and Arizona NorthernATSF in Arizona in the 1950’s. The Arizona Northern 3 foot narrow gauge connection. The railroad is in the McCormick – Stillman Railroad Park and is on public display 363 days of the year. The layout is 40 by 32 foot and is designed for heavy operations. Scenery is 100% complete. The railroad was featured in the June 2015 NMRA Bulletin.
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Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society
Great Lakes Western RailroadThe layout is a fictitious railroad in the Chicago area in the mid 1960s. Heavily oriented toward operations, it was designed primarily by OpSig members Gary Gelzer and Dick Vogler. Industries served include: coal and limestone mining; steel mill; other industries common to the Chicago area at the time: meat packing; Pullman Standard, brewing; metal fabrication, wire fabrication, Testors, Studebaker, livestock, etc. Interchange includes CNW at Rockford, CB&Q at Aurora and five of the class 1 railroads (IC, IHB, Soo, Milwaukee & EJ&E) via the Belt Railway of Chicago clearing yard. The layout is operated via Digitrax DCC.
PebbleCreek Model Railroad Club
Southern Pacific/Lost DutchmanTwo railroads interchanging in Tempe AZ. The Southern Pacific is modeled from Chandler to Tovrea with a yard in Mesa. The Lost Dutchman is a bridge line that runs north and east from Tempe. A major yard with engine facility exists in Tempe.
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (Frisco) and Gasconade, Meramec & Southern Rwy (narrow gage)The Gasconade, Meramec & Southern Rwy. is a freelance narrow gauge short line serving isolated rural communities and lead mines in southeastern Missouri. The northern terminus of the GM&S is in the freelance city of Monroe, MO where it has freight transfer facilities with the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. From Monroe the GM&S winds south for 38 miles through the Village of Slate Creek to Galena, which is south staging and is not modeled. A branch extends southwesterly from Slate Creek to Coalmont, home of the Bear Paw coal mine. In Monroe the Frisco serves 7 locations and a Missouri Pacific interchange in addition to the GM&S.
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Riverside, Chicago & Baltimore RailroadSynopsis is coming soon!
Santa Fe and Southern Pacific in ArizonaSynopsis is coming soon!
Gilbert Model Railroad Club