The Allen Keller narration of operations on Stephen and Cynthia Priest’s Emporia Subdivision of the Santa Fe model railroad begins as SF-7 Number 2556 and F-7B Number 256 ease out of the engine facility at Emporium on the way to Merrick. Today, they are heading out to power Local 330. Weigh car number 99130 is added to the local. At Bazar, the crew will set out a B&O boxcar and pick up a Santa Fe side dump car at the MFA Elevator.
The white wooden building is the local VFW Hall. Intermobile Number 198 moves behind the VFW as the local finished its switching. This is the start of single track. At Brusky, Train 330 will pick up a Santa Fe grain hopper and drop a trailer train lumber car. In back is the Purina mill. Three cars get dropped at Augusta, where it will leave a grain hopper, steel car, and one tank car at the yard. The Santa Fe moves into Mulvington and then Cow Thunder over the Cimarron River.
The local has two pickups at the Farmland Coop in Belle Plaine. The two units add a GATX tank car and a BN hopper to the train. With its work done, Local 330 heads for Wellington. For more Allen Keller videos, or to discover how some other model railroad experts oversee operations, visit the Model Railroad Academy archives.