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I originally posted these pictures on my old website on February 9, 2008.
…Continued from Part 1.
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 pictures show the club’s HO-scale layout.
Here is the "town" of Deception Pass, which appears to be just a railroad maintenance base.
This large powerhouse is located in Mill City.
This is the small unobtainium mining town of Summit. Businesses in Summit include Magnusson's Village Market (which has kerosene available), the Rocky Mountain Star Printing House and the Sheriff's office.
Deception Pass is traversed by a large wooden deck truss bridge. A wrecked Southern Pacific Daylight Railway Post Office car lies on its side in the canyon below. Meanwhile, a flying saucer is in the process of abducting a cow.
Corvallis & Eastern Railroad 2-8-0 #144 rests in Mill City with its train of Overton passenger cars.
Here is another view of Corvallis & Eastern Railroad 2-8-0 #144 in Mill City with its train of Overton passenger cars.
This snowshed is located between tunnels east of Mill City.
This large steel arch bridge is the highest bridge on the line.
VIA's “Spiderman 2” F40PH #6406 is in the Cascade engine terminal with Willamette & Pacific #2315 Willamina.
This low view of the Cascade roundhouse and turntable also shows Thomas the Tank Engine and a Shay.
Looking at the Cascade engine terminal from the other side of the turntable shows Cascade Pacific BL2s #62 & #65, Southern Pacific SD60M #8599 and VIA's Spiderman 2 F40PH #6406.
Central Oregon & Pacific GP38-2 #5036 pokes its nose out of the Cascade engine shop.
This view of the Cascade passenger terminal shows Burlington Northern SD45s #6489 & #6497 and the Thalys high speed train.
A short freight train powered by a Union Pacific GP7 and a Spokane, Portland & Seattle RS3 passes through Niagara while a BNSF SD40-2 #6399 pulls a doublestack container train over the wooden trestles above and a Trans World Airlines Ford Tri-motor flies overhead.
BNSF SD40-2 #6399 approaches Deception Pass with a doublestack container train.
BNSF SD40-2 #6399 and its doublestack container train approach Deception Pass.
BNSF SD40-2 #6399 passing a depot near Summit with its doublestack container train.
Southern Pacific AC-5 4-8-8-2 Cab-Forward #4111 is pulling a train of ice-bunker refrigerator cars over a wooden trestle above Niagara.
Southern Pacific AC-5 4-8-8-2 Cab-Forward #4111 with its train of ice-bunker refrigerator cars near Summit.
Here is another view of Southern Pacific AC-5 4-8-8-2 Cab-Forward #4111 with its train of ice-bunker refrigerator cars near Summit.
Southern Pacific AC-5 4-8-8-2 Cab-Forward #4111 with its train of ice-bunker refrigerator cars near Summit and Thalys high-speed train in Mill City. Strickland Propane is in the foreground.
Corvallis & Eastern Railroad 2-8-0 #144 with its train of Overton passenger cars.
Continue to Part 3…