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Bob (Chooch) Rivard – Track Car Cam Montage Part 2

In this tour of Bob Rivard’s HO scale Soo Line, we visit three places of interest along the layout, including New Brighton and Cardigan Junction, Minnesota. In the first part of the Bob Rivard Track Car Cam Montage, we were outside in Bob’s yard viewing his G scale layout. Now we go inside the house…

Operations on the Utah Midland Railway

Al Lindop took an interesting approach to modeling the Utah Midland Railway. Instead of carefully planning out the scenery and operations, he simply jumped in and began modeling what interested him. The mountain scenery and the western roads fascinated Al. Not too many people choose to model areas such as Utah, but Al executed the…

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Touring the Model Railroad of Dean Freytag

In part two of the 8-part South Ridge Line series, Allen Keller chronicles the journey of a reefer block as it rides the rails of Dean Freytag’s layout. Allen offers a behind the scenes tour of the layout with detailed information on the industries and scenic elements found on the South Ridge Line. Behind the…

Tour the Milwaukee Road Heritage Center Layout

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad was more commonly known as The Milwaukee Road. In this video, we take a tour of the Milwaukee Road Heritage Center layout, with good views of the layout’s painted scenic backgrounds, modeled scenery, and behind the scenes views of the lighting and wiring. The Milwaukee Road Heritage…

Touring the Erie Railroad

Allen Keller narrates a journey on the Delaware Division of the Erie Railroad as modeled by Harold Werthwein. Allen notes points of historic, geographic, scenic, and railway interest. Viewers will appreciate the camerawork showcasing the details of the layout, which include not only the Erie but also stations, creameries, mills, forested hills, bridges, a tunnel,…

Touring the Pennsylvania Railroad

The tour of Jerry Macri’s Pennsylvania model railroad with narration by Allen Keller, starts with the broadway limited entering the scene at the Erie Chrome Plating Plant. This area is clouded by smoke from the Erie Ironworks. The steel mill here is huge at about two thirds of a mile long. All this pollution means…

Touring the Canandaigua Southern

Beginning our tour of John Armstrong’s Canandaigua Southern model railroad, PA-1, the express refer to Pittsburgh exits Tunnel Number 5. It’s powered by a 484, Number 914. PA-1 is headed for the New York Central Interchange. High Bridge is the home of an amazing trestle bridge. John says that some civil engineering dispute has kept…

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Rensselaer Model Railroad Society Coordinator Responsibilities

The Rensselaer Model Railroad Society hosts weekly tours of the New England Berkshire & Western Railroad. Anyone who desires to see the impressive layout can schedule a tour for a group of five or less. Since the basement of Davidson Hall has limited space, the club can only host small groups at a time. The…