Exploring Operations on Chuck Hitchcock’s Santa Fe Railway

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Chuck Hitchcock’s HO scale model of the Argentine Division of Santa Fe Railway was a truly innovative layout for its time. Chuck’s focus on the urban surroundings of industrial Kansas City in 1953 paved the way for future modelers to create similarly breathtaking cityscapes.

In this segment, Allen Keller walks you through a typical run on the Argentine tracks as we follow Engine 258 in its travels from home station to its connection in Ottawa City. You’ll see what a master is capable of when we ride the rails of Chuck’s remarkable layout and observe the switches, pickups and dropoffs that made this railroad so vital to middle America in the 19th century. Join us, won’t you?