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I originally posted these pictures on my old website on February 9, 2008.
…Continued from Part 2.
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.
RailAmerica (RMPX) SW1500 #2525 moving through a grade crossing in downtown Yaquina.
A farmhouse with a pumpkin patch.
A Japanese Shinkansen 500-Series bullet train and Southern Pacific Daylight streamlined passenger train pulled by a GS-4 4-8-4 in Cascade's passenger terminal.
This broader view of Cascade's passenger terminal shows a Japanese Shinkansen 500-Series bullet train, a Chinese red Chicago, Burlington & Quincy SD9 with the Union Pacific "Oscar" and "Piker," and a pair of Southern Pacific Daylight streamlined passenger trains, one pulled by a black widow Fairbanks-Morse H24-66 Trainmaster and one pulled by a GS-4 4-8-4.
Here is a look at the Cascade passenger depot.
Seattle's Sound Transit F59PHI #901 taking a spin on the turntable in the Cascade engine terminal.
Burlington Northern SD45s #6489 & #6497 pull a freight train past Boulder Creek.
This large boat on a Union Pacific heavy-duty flat car passes through Boulder Creek as part of the Burlington Northern freight train.
Yaquina Terminal Railroad GP9s #1321 & #1323 rest in Mill City.
Southern Pacific AC-5 4-8-8-2 Cab-Forward #4111 and its train of ice-bunker refrigerator cars near Deception Pass
A pile driver works on a wooden trestle near the logging camp above Marysville.
These cabins make up the logging camp near Marysville.
This flying saucer is in the process of abducting a cow at Deception Pass.
This Oregon National Guard Apache Attack Helicopter is heading to intercept the flying saucer at Deception Pass.
Yaquina Terminal Railroad GP9s #1321 & #1323 are near Strickland Propane in Mill City.
A group of paleontologists are digging up dinosaur fossils near Deception Pass.
This is the seemingly-abandoned depot at Deception Pass.
The Corvallis & Eastern Railroad 2-8-0 #144 with its train of Overton passenger cars at Boulder Creek.
Here is a Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose at the logging camp above Marysville.
A sport-utility vehicle crosses over a small bridge by the tracks with its headlights on.
Continued in Part 4…