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I originally posted these pictures on my old website on February 9, 2008.
The Corvallis Society of Model Engineers originated in the early 1950s as a youth model airplane club sponsored by the Corvallis Elks. The club was reorganized as a model railroad club in 1959. After the Elks moved to a new building in 1969 and the club lost its home, it separated from the Elks and acquired its current building in Adair Village in 1971.
The Corvallis Society of Model Engineers typically holds an open house every year during the first weekend in December. I visited the club during the open house on December 3, 2006. The following video and pictures show the club’s HO-scale layout.
The engine terminal in Cascade includes Denver & Rio Grande Western F7A #5591, Central Oregon & Pacific GP38-2 #5036, an Amtrak F40PH, Sound Transit F59PHI #901, Cascade Pacific BL2s #62 & #65 and Southern Pacific SD60M #8599.
Timber Wolf Logging Company 4-Truck Shay #91 is resting in the Cascade engine terminal.
This views from behind the roundhouse shows the engine terminal in Cascade from a different angle. In addition to the locomotives shown before, VIA's "Spiderman 2" F40PH #6406 and Willamette & Pacific #2315 Willamina are approaching from the Cascade passenger terminal.
Cascade Pacific BL2s #62 & #65 are resting in the Cascade engine terminal next to Southern Pacific SD60M #8599. VIA's "Spiderman 2" F40PH #6406 and Willamette & Pacific #2315 Willamina are approaching in the background.
Here as a view of the turntable & roundhouse in Cascade. Timber Wolf Logging Company 4-Truck Shay #91 is in the background while Thomas the Tank Engine with coaches Annie and Clarabell and another Shay are on the garden tracks around the turntable.
This wider view of the city of Cascade shows the passenger terminal. In the foreground are VIA's "Spiderman 2" F40PH #6406 and Willamette & Pacific #2315 Willamina. In the background are a Southern Pacific Cab-Forward, Burlington Northern SD45s #6489 & #6497, an Amtrak F40PH with the Talgo Pendular train, the Thalys high-speed and the Japanese bullet train.
Here is a view of the Port of Toledo. Industries here include the Port Grain Company elevator, the Binford Tool Company and the Cascade Printing Company.
This is the Port Grain Company elevator in Toledo. The Binford Tool Company and the Cascade Printing Company are in the background.
This is the Boege Lumber Company mill in Dawson.
Here is another view of the Boege Lumber Company mill in Dawson.
The Boege Lumber Company mill in Dawson includes a log dump and pond.
A Southern Pacific Daylight streamlined passenger train powered by a GS-4 4-8-4 near Dawson.
This ore dock is located beyond the Willamette Yard.
Here is a view of the Willamette Yard. Trains waiting here include an ore train powered by a Southern Pacific unit in the "Kodachrome" paint scheme and a doublestack container train.
Corvallis & Eastern Railroad 2-8-0 #144 pulling a passenger train of old-time Overton cars.
This view shows the carfloat and the transfer dock with an overhead crane at the Port of Yaquina.
Yaquina Terminal Railroad SW7 #127 switches a Longview, Portland & Northern boxcar at the Port of Yaquina Terminal Building.
Here is a view of the city of Yaquina. Businesses in Yaquina include Arnold's Restaurant, the Chevron station, Bob's 19¢ Hamburgers, Tommy Pryor's car dealership, the Palace theater and PB&N Trains.
This is the logging camp above Marysville.
Corvallis & Eastern Railroad 2-8-0 #144 and its passenger train of Overton cars crosses as bridge near Boulder Creek.
Yaquina Terminal Railroad GP9s #1323 & #1321 heading toward Marysville with a freight train.
A Chinese red Chicago, Burlington & Quincy SD9 is high on a wooden trestle pulling the Union Pacific "Oscar" and "Piker."
Continue to Part 2…