I posted pictures of the LK&R layout on my old website on February 9, 2008. These pictures, which I recently found, were never posted on my old website, but would have been if I’d known about them.
These pictures of the Longview, Kelso & Rainier Model Railroad Club’s HO-scale layout were taken at the Great American Train Show at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center in Portland, Oregon, which took place on March 23 and 24, 1996. I’m not sure who took these pictures; I don’t think it was my dad, even though the prints are in his collection.
The silos behind the grain elevators and two large tank-like silos next to them were knocked down when the layout was loaded into the trailer for a previous show. (The elevator itself was removed during transport.) Here, the silos have been lowered, with a conveyor structure added that wasn’t there before. The large silos, which weren’t very attractive anyway, were never put back on the layout.
Here is a look down the right side of the yard showing the original arrangement. Those are my Alco diesels in the center.
Here is a look at the engine terminal. All of the Union Pacific locomotives shown here are mine. I think the New York Central Alco diesels might have belonged to Chuck Taylor, but I am not sure.
Here is a freight train passing the engine terminal on the main line. The first two locomotives are mine, but the third is not. I think it belonged to Verle Solinger.
The green building in the center of this picture had been recently added. It eventually received signs for Kadee Quality Products. The Southern Pacific Daylight GS-4 steam locomotive visible behind it is a brass model belonging to Al Belanger.
The sawmill is mostly complete, with the completed powerhouse in place.
Here is an up-close look at some of the sawmill details.
The farm is also mostly complete.
Behind the town, a Southern Pacific SD9 in Black Widow colors belonging to Al Belanger pulls a train on the branch line.
A Hanley’s Sentry Market, named after the supermarket in Rainier, Oregon, had been added to the town. In the background, a Western Pacific SW1 in its original black paint scheme pulls an empty log train up the logging line.
Here is the Western Pacific SW1 arriving at the logging camp at the top of the logging line.