Exploring Passenger Train Operations on Chuck’s Argentine

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For Chuck Hitchcock, passenger trains have been a lifelong fascination that stemmed from growing up in greater Kansas City, where passengers and industrials alike stormed past at intersections and town junctions. So in building his expert model railroad layout of the Argentine Division of Santa Fe Railway, Chuck knew all along he was going to include passenger train operations.

Designing and creating the rail system for the Argentine presented unique challenges and opportunities, which Chuck was more than willing to tackle head-on. In this segment we take a look at a typical day for passenger trains on the Argentine, and discover some of the operations that make Santa Fe Railway an important component of travel throughout the Midwest. Plus, operator Keith Jordan shows you what it’s like to run the Argentine; you don’t want to miss this!