Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Index

This index lists all of the posts on this blog prior to October 2015. These posts consist of content I originally posted on my old website by May 2010. They are not listed in the order posted on the blog (which is approximately the order I posted them on my old website) but instead are organized the way they were on the old website. Future posts will not be added to this index.

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Railroad Mergers in the 20th Century

"Freight railroads in the United States have been proposing mergers since the beginning of this century.  While many of the mergers of the past were intended to ensure the survival of the railroads, the mergers of today make successful railroads even more successful."

Amtrak

Amtrak: Self-sufficient by 2003?

"'There’s something about a train that’s magic.'  If you have ridden a passenger train recently, you might recognize those words as a slogan for Amtrak, our national passenger railroad.  Soon, however, that magic may disappear.  Congress has declared that if Amtrak is not making enough revenue to support itself by 2003, it will be privatized or liquidated.  With less than 2 years before the deadline, Amtrak is still in the red. Can its 'magic' save it, or will the government make Amtrak’s final last call?"

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Amtrak Depot, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

San Francisco, California

San Francisco Cable Cars

Minot, North Dakota

A quick look at North Dakota's "Magic City," featuring the old and new railroad depots and the busiest railroad crossing in North Dakota.

Old Soo Line Depot, Minot, North Dakota
Amtrak Depot, Minot, North Dakota
BNSF-CP Crossing, Minot, North Dakota

Havre, Montana

Explore the area around the railroad station of what I like to call "Montana's biggest small town," including a preserved Great Northern steam locomotive.

Railroad Depot, Havre, Montana
Statue of James J. Hill, Havre, Montana
Great Northern #2584, Havre, Montana
Trains in Havre, Montana

Donald Gorsuch Collection of Vintage Model Trains

Donald Gorsuch Collection 1
Donald Gorsuch Collection 2
Donald Gorsuch Collection 3
Donald Gorsuch Collection 4
Donald Gorsuch Collection 5
Gorsuch Collection Display
Don Gorsuch Trains in the ‘40s
History of Marx
Marx Floor Train
Marx Commodore Vanderbilt
Marx M-10005 Streamliner
Marx #3000 Canadian Pacific Locomotive & Tender
Marx #591 Locomotive
Marx #898 Locomotive
Marx #999 Locomotive
Marx #994 Locomotive
Marx Southern Pacific #6000 Diesel Locomotive
Marx Monon #81F Diesel Locomotive
Marx #500 Army Supply Train Locomotive
Marx 7" St. Paul & Pacific Baggage Car
Marx 6" Baltimore & Ohio Boxcar
Marx 6" Bangor & Aroostook Boxcar
Marx 6" Wrecker & Side Dump Car
Marx 3/16" Santa Fe E7 Diesels
Marx #400 Locomotive
Marx Lehigh Valley #112 Diesel Locomotive
History of Lionel
Lionel #258 Locomotive
Lionel Prewar Freight Cars
Lionel #1688 Locomotive
Lionel Scout Locomotive
Lionel #8803 Locomotive
Prewar American Flyer
Hafner Trains
Unique Lines Trains
Hornby Trains
Ives #1679 Boxcar
The Dewitt-Clinton
The General
"Galloping Goose"
Milwaukee Road Hiawatha
Stephenson's Rocket
Civil War Cannon Cars

Illinois Railway Museum, Union, Illinois

Take a look at just a small part of the huge collection of locomotives and railroad cars of America's largest railroad museum.

Illinois Railway Museum
Illinois Central 2-4-4T #201
Illinois Central 2-6-0 #3719
Toledo-Detroit 4-4-0 #16
Louisiana & Arkansas 2-8-0 #99
Norfolk & Western Y3A 2-8-8-2 #2050
J. Neils Lumber Co. Shay #5
Grand Trunk Western 4-8-4 #6323
Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #265
Chicago Surface Lines #4021
Chicago Transit Authority Cars
North Shore Line #604
North Shore Line #714
North Shore Line #251 & #757
North Shore Line Electroliner
Commonwealth Edison #4
Pennsylvania RR GG1 #4927
South Shore Line #803
CB&Q E5A #9911A Silver Pilot
Milwaukee Road H10-44 #760
Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern DT-6-6-2000 #21
Commonwealth Edison #15
Grand Trunk Western #1951
Southern Pacific SD7R #1518
Illinois Terminal GP7 #1605
Toledo, Peoria & Western #400
Green Bay & Western #2407
Union Pacific Gas Turbine #18
Union Pacific DDA40X #6930
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe FP45 #92
Burlington Northern BN-1/BN-2
Burlington Northern BN-3
Burlington Northern #5383
Union Pacific Rotary #900075
Union Pacific Boxcar #907149
DOTX Boxcar #3
Borden’s Milk Tank Car #520
CB&Q Nebraska Zephyr
CB&Q Caboose #13572
Milwaukee Caboose #01984

Stevens Pass, Washington

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe's crossing of the Cascade Range, and Great Northern's crossing of the past, now the Iron Goat Trail.  Featuring one of North America's longest tunnels and the story of the most deadly avalanche in history.

Stevens Pass, Washington
Discovery and Naming of Stevens Pass
Stevens Pass Today
Railroad Bridge over Highway 2
Skykomish, Washington
Skykomish Depot
Skykomish Hotel
Maloney Building, Skykomish
Great Northern Caboose X228
Trains In & Around Skykomish
Scenic, Washington
Iron Goat Trail
Milepost 1720
Twin Tunnels
Rock Cut
Milepost 1718
Corea
Martin Creek
Tunnel #14
Embro
Windy Point
Milepost 1713
Milepost 1712
Concrete Snowshed
Wellington
Switchbacks and the First Cascade Tunnel
Cascade Station
Bygone Byways Interpretive Trail
Berne, Washington
Tumwater Dam

Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad

On April 16, 2005, I rode the Longview operation of the Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad, one of the last logging railroads in America.  Come along for the ride and take the tour.

Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad
WTCX SW1500 #305
WTCX SW1500 #302
WTCX SW1500 #306
WTCX SW1500 #312
WTCX SW1500 #308
WTCX SW1500 #307
WTCX Caboose #1
Columbia & Cowlitz Caboose #5
WTCX Caboose #4
Departing Longview
Cowlitz River Bridge
Rocky Point Yard
Rocky Point Tunnel
North to Landfill
Landfill
Headquarters
Ostrander Tunnel
Southbound
Rocky Point
Back over the River
A Friendly Wave
Other Engines at the Mill

Lewis & Clark Explorer

During the summers of 2003- 2005, the State of Oregon & the Portland & Western Railroad ran an excursion train along the Lower Columbia River from Portland to Astoria. Follow it on its journey, and learn about the communities along the line.

Lewis & Clark Explorer
Linnton
Scappoose
St. Helens
Tide Creek
Goble
Rainier
Clatskanie
Westport
Knappa
Astoria
Conclusion

Farewell is not Forever

On May 20, 1956, the Spokane, Portland & Seattle steam locomotive #700 pulled a special train to mark the final run of all SP&S steam locomotives. It was called the Farewell to Steam Excursion. But, it wasn't really the end for #700. On June 10-11, 2006, #700 ran along the Springwater Corridor in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Farewell to Steam Excursion.

Farewell is not Forever
History of the SP&S #700
History of the Route
Oaks Amusement Park
PRPX #9477
GN #1210 Plum Creek
SamTrak Caboose #900
Speeders
Santa Fe Speeder
Valley & Siletz Speeder
P&M Speeder 03
Milwaukee Speeder #7849
Spirit of Toledo Speeder
Speeder #7927
Union Pacific Speeder #2615
SCL Speeder RI-040
Rio Grande Speeder
Fairmont Speeder
Riding the Train
The Other End of the Line
Passenger Cars
Milwaukee Road Parlor Car
Milwaukee Road Baggage-Dorm
Milwaukee Road Coach
SP&S Sleeper #366 Portland
Conclusion

4449-844 Doubleheader!

On April 12, 2007, Union Pacific #844 and Southern Pacific #4449 doubleheaded from Portland to Seattle as a deadhead move for the Puget Sound Steam Special. I chased the train from Portland to Centralia. This page also features a brief visit to the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad Association shops in Chehalis, Union Pacific #844 on display in Portland on May 22, and a few other surprises!

4449-844 Doubleheader
Union Pacific #844
Southern Pacific #4449
The Plan Comes Together
May 12, 2007 Peninsula Jct. Oregon
First Freight Train
Second Freight Train
4449 Passes Through
Third Freight Train
Fourth Freight Train
Fifth Freight Train
Sixth Freight Train
The Doubleheader Finally Arrives
Water Tender #814 “Joe Jordan”
Express Box Car #9336
Tool Car #6334 “Art Lockman”
Power Car #209 “Howard Fogg”
Baggage Recreation Car #5714 “Golden State Limited”
Concession Car #5818 “Sherman Hill”
Coach #5486 “City of Salina”
Dome Coach #7015 “Challenger”
Coach #5483 “Texas Eagle”
Coach #5480 “Sunshine Special”
Baggage Recreation Car #5769 “Council Bluffs”
Dome Lounge #9005 “Walter Dean”
Dome Diner #8008 “City of Portland”
Diner #4808 “City of Los Angeles”
Dome Diner #7011 “Missouri River Eagle”
Power Car #208
Business Car #102 “St. Louis”
Inspection Car #203 “Idaho”
Leaving Peninsula Junction
Kalama, Washington
Centralia, Washington
BNSF Equipment at Centralia
Amtrak Cascades #507
Amtrak Cascades #516
The Doubleheader in Centralia
BNSF GP38 #2075 “Pacific Pride”
2-8-0 #25 at Fort Borst Park
Chehalis-Centralia Railroad: UP Caboose #25586 and Milwaukee Road Boxcar #33283
Chehalis-Centralia Railroad: Chehalis Train Order Depot
Chehalis-Centralia Railroad: CC&C 2-8-2 #15
Chehalis-Centralia Railroad: Vulcan 45-Tonner #9
Chehalis-Centralia Railroad: CB&Q Boxcar #18288 & Union Pacific Caboose #25479
Return to Portland
Switchers with #844 in Portland
Union Pacific #844 in Portland
Wallowa Union RDC-3 #31
Acknowledgements & Links

The Life & Times of A. C. Gilbert

A. C. Gilbert set several world's records, won an Olympic gold medal, obtained 150 patents, and even saved Christmas, and yet he has largely been forgotten. Here is the story of this great American and his achievements.

The Life & Times of A.C. Gilbert

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, operating out of Yacolt, Washington, now has an operating steam locomotive! On May 27, 2007, I went to Yacolt to see and ride behind it.

Steam on the Chelatchie Prairie
The Locomotive
The Excursion Train
BYCX Open Car #1797
BYCX Passenger Car #60
BYCX Caboose #10559
BYCX Caboose #10652
The Route
The Route (Continued)
The Return Trip
Moulton Falls Station
Yacolt Falls
Conclusion

Diesels of the Oregon Pacific Railroad

See the history of the Oregon Pacific Railroad's eclectic collection of diesel locomotives, past and present.

Diesels of the Oregon Pacific Railroad
Samuels Pacific Industries 45-Tonner #45
Portland Traction Company SW1 #100
Former Pacific Lumber Company 80-Tonner #101
East Portland Traction Company NW5 #187
East Portland Traction Company 80-Tonner #500
Ex-Oregon Pacific & Eastern SW8 #602
Oregon Pacific SW8 #801
East Portland Traction Company SW8 #802
Oregon Pacific SW8 #803
Oregon Pacific SW900 #901
Former Southern Pacific SL-4B Slug #1010
Oregon Pacific SW1200RSu #1202
Oregon Pacific GMD-1 #1413
Oregon Pacific GP7u #1810
SamTrak 25-Tonner #2501
SamTrak 45-Tonner #4501
Southern Pacific 70-Tonner #5100
East Portland Traction Company Caboose #11
SamTrak Caboose #900
Ex-GN Business Car A-26, aka NCBX #826

Antique Powerland, Brooks, Oregon

Take a tour of the train-related exhibits at Antique Powerland in Brooks, Oregon.

Brooks Depot
Oregon Electric Railway Museum
Portland Traction Co. “Broadway Car” #813
New South Wales Government Tramways Tram #1187
Blackpool Corporation Tramways Tram #48
British Columbia Electric Railways Interurban Car #1304
Servi├žo de Transportes Colectivos do Porto tram #210
Portland Street Railway Company “Council Crest Cars” #503 & #506
Portland Electric Power Company Interurban Car #1067
East Side Railway Snow Sweeper #1455
Los Angeles Railway H-Class Streetcar #1318
Hong Kong Tramways Tram #12
Mt. Hood Railway & Power Company Interurban Car #1191
Tacoma Railway & Power Company Streetcar #326
San Francisco Municipal Railway PCC Streetcars #1118 & #1159
San Francisco Municipal Railway Light Rail Vehicle #1213
Trolleybuses
Freight Motors
Diesel Locomotives
Spokane, Portland & Seattle Caboose #713
Portland General Electric Bull Run Flume Work Train
Misc. Railroad Equipment
Western Steam Fiends Steam Railway Derrick SPMW #7020
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
Portland Terminal Railway Alco S2 #36
Southern Pacific Flanger #328
Jordan Spreader #4057
Willow Creek Railroad at the 2009 Great Oregon Steam-Up
Willow Creek Railroad at the 2010 Great Oregon Steam-Up

Portland Places

Portland Union Station
Golf Junction
Hoyt Street Yard and the Lovejoy Columns
Brooklyn Roundhouse
Council Crest Park
Willamette Shore Trolley

Past Events at Portland Union Station

Union Pacific #3985 & Passenger Cars in Portland in 1995

100th Anniversary of Portland Union Station

National Train Day 2008
Amtrak Superliner Tour
Amtrak Cascades Talgo Tour

National Train Day 2009

National Train Day 2010
PNWC #600 Mount Hood
Union Pacific Caboose #25198
BNSF Railway ES44DC #7400
Amtrak Cascades Talgo Tour
Conclusion

Amtrak's Pinch Hitters

A gallery of substituted Amtrak equipment in the Pacific Northwest, including B32-8WHs, Surfliner F59PHIs, and Amfleet and Horizon cars, WITH VIDEO!

Amtrak’s Pinch Hitters
Amtrak’s Pinch Hitters: Part 2
Amtrak’s Pinch Hitters: Part 3

Holiday Express

See Southern Pacific #4449 pull the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's Holiday Express on the Oregon Pacific Railroad on December 6 and December 14, 2008. Includes pictures AND VIDEO of #4449 running IN THE SNOW!

ORHF Holiday Express 2008
SP #4449
PNWC #600 Mount Hood
DLMX #1210 Plum Creek
PNWC Coach #6200
DLMX #5659 Gordon N. Zimmerman
PNWC #6800 Red River
NRM #2955 James J. Gilmore
ORHF Holiday Express on December 14, 2008

Westside Express Service

A look at the route, stations and equipment of TriMet's new WES commuter line, including pictures AND VIDEO!

TriMet's Westside Express Service (WES)
Wilsonville Station
Tualatin Station
Tigard Transit Center
Hall/Nimbus Station
Beaverton Transit Center
Grand Opening

Christmas in July: Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour

Take a look at Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour in Portland, Oregon on July 1, 2009.

Christmas in July: Disney's "A Christmas Carol" Train Tour at Portland, Oregon
Christmas in July: Disney's "A Christmas Carol" Train Consist

4449 to Michigan

Pictures AND VIDEO of Southern Pacific Daylight #4449 and its train of historic passenger cars leaving the Pacific Northwest to attend Train Festival in Michigan in 2009.

4449 Heads East for Train Festival 2009
Southern Pacific #4449
Amtrak #23
BNSF #52 Glorieta Pass
Minnesota River
Super Dome #53
Missouri-Kansas-Texas #403
New York Central #3 Portland
Caritas
Chesapeake & Ohio #3 Chapel Hill
Colonial Crafts
Silver Lariat
Silver Rapids
Silver Solarium
Homecoming
Skytop Observation Lounge #186 Cedar Rapids
Back Home at Portland Union Station
Private Cars leave Portland on October 21, 2009
Goombay Sunrise
Private Cars in Portland on October 21, 2009
Private Cars in Portland on October 22, 2009
Private Cars in Portland on October 23, 2009

Holiday Express

Pictures AND VIDEO of Spokane Portland & Seattle #700 and Southern Pacific #4449 pulling the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's Holiday Express on the Oregon Pacific Railroad on December 4-5 and December 11-12, 2009.

ORHF Holiday Express 2009
SP&S #700
SP #4449
PNWC #600 Mount Hood
DLMX #1210 Plum Creek
PNWC Coach #6200
DLMX #5659 Gordon N. Zimmerman
PNWC #6800 Red River
NRM #2955 James J. Gilmore

Logan & San Miguel Railroad

The Logan & San Miguel is a fictional railroad in central Oregon.  A portion of this railroad is modeled in the basement of my parents' house, specifically, the portion including the railroad's namesake towns, as it would have been in September 1969.  This considers the L&SM to be an actual railroad, even though it is not.  Learn more than you wanted to know about a railroad that isn't real.

The Logan & San Miguel Railroad
History of the Logan & San Miguel Railroad
Logan & San Miguel Railroad Maps
Logan & San Miguel Railroad Locomotive Rosters
Logan & San Miguel Railroad Early Paint Schemes
Logan & San Miguel Railroad Late Paint Schemes
Logan & San Miguel Railroad Passenger Trains

Railroad Family Trees

Family Trees showing the lineage of North America's major railroads, including BNSF, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific.

Railroad Paint Shop

Galleries of painted drawings from the Railroad Paint Shop.

Railroad Paint Schemes
Fantasy Railroad Paint Schemes
Fictional Railroad Paint Schemes
Longview, Kelso & Rainier Railroad Paint Schemes
Overland Western Lines Paint Schemes

Freelanced Railroads

Photo Gallery of Freelanced Model Railroad Equipment.

Freelanced Railroad Equipment
Longview, Kelso & Rainier Railway Equipment
Oregon Central & Pacific Railroad Equipment
Freelanced Mount Hood Railroad Equipment

HO-Scale Locomotive & Rolling Stock Production

Spreadsheets listing every road name and number of every HO scale diesel locomotive (plus some steam locomotives and cars) made by some of the major manufacturers.  Currently includes Atlas, Athearn, Kato, Life-Like Proto 1000 & Proto 2000, Model Die Casting, M.T.H., Rivarossi, Roundhouse and Walthers Trainline.

Locomotive Rosters

Rosters of various diesel locomotive models.

HO Scale Passenger Car Prototypes

A list of the prototypes for ready-to-run models and easy-to-build decorated kits of HO-Scale passenger cars.

F59PHI Prototypes

A comparison of the roadnames Athearn offers for its F59PHI model versus the prototype.

Amtrak Amfleet I Roster

An incomplete listing of Amtrak's Amfleet I cars that I hope will be useful to someone.

Bicentennial Railroad Equipment

A list of railroad equipment painted in patriotic colors in celebration of the bicentennial of the United States of America in 1976.

Union Pacific Streamliner Information

Information about Union Pacific's streamlined passenger trains, including history, train numbers, rosters and consists.

Weyerhaeuser Rosters

Rosters of the Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad and Weyerhaeuser's common-carrier railroads in the Pacific Northwest.

T-Scale

A look at the smallest commercially-available model train scale in the world, WITH VIDEO!

Northwest Railroad Depots

The history and pictures of some of the railroad depots in Oregon and Washington.

Northwest Railroad Depots
Albany, Oregon
Astoria, Oregon
Brooks, Oregon
Canby, Oregon
City Transportation Center in The Dalles, Oregon
Great Southern Railroad Depot in The Dalles, Oregon
Hood River, Oregon
Lebanon, Oregon
Oregon City, Oregon
Union Station in Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
St. Helens, Oregon
Troutdale, Oregon
Bingen, Washington
Centralia, Washington
Train Order Depot in Chehalis, Washington
Kelso, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Wishram, Washington

Northwest Wig-Wags

Pictures AND VIDEO of some Wig-Wag crossing signals in Oregon.

Northwest Wig-Wags
Brooks, Oregon
Canby, Oregon
Knappa, Oregon
Lebanon, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Woodburn, Oregon
Chehalis, Washington

Athearn-Model Die Casting History

A brief history of two major manufacturers of HO-scale model trains.

Northwest Railroad Articles

Sometimes newspapers do interesting stories about railroads, but too often these articles are forgotten.  These articles often have a unique perspective, focusing on the people as well as the trains.  This section is an archive of articles I've saved.

'Choo-choos' charm young and old alike
A new train is rollin' through town
Motorcar club toots through Rainier
Still chuggin' at 75
No. 700
Railroad Ties that Bind
Celebratory Ride Starts Last Season of Lewis & Clark Explorer
Model Train Club Keeps Local Rail Fans On Track
Caboose in Scappoose
The call of the steam locomotive
Cost of quiet

Model Railroad Tours

Various model railroads I have visited.

Logan & San Miguel Railroad

Logan & San Miguel Railroad

The Logan & San Miguel is my own HO-scale model railroad, set in September 1969.

My First HO Layout in 1987
My Layout in 1993
My Layout in 1994
My Layout in the Fall of 1995
My Layout in the Winter of 1995
My Layout in the Summer of 1997
My Layout in the Fall of 1997
My Layout in January 1998
My Layout in April 1998
My Layout in the Summer of 1999
My Layout in the Spring of 2001
My Layout in the Summer of 2002
My Layout in the Fall of 2002
My Layout in Late 2002
My Layout in October 2005
Some of My Model Trains
My Layout in April 2006
Model Train Pictures in April 2006
My Layout in July 2006
My Layout: Early December 2006
My Layout in Late December 2006
My Layout in January 2007: Part 1
My Layout in January 2007: Part 2
My Layout in January 2007: Part 3
New Purchases in January 2007
De-Weathering a Boxcar
My Layout in June 2007
Geer Landing on My Layout
My Layout in July 2007
My Layout in Early April 2008
My Layout in Mid-April 2008
My Layout in June 2008

Shady Dell Pacific

The Pacific Northwest Live Steamers' 1-1/2"-scale live steam railroad park in Molalla, Oregon.

Shady Dell Pacific Railroad: 1984
Shady Dell Pacific Railroad: 1995
Shady Dell Pacific Railroad: 1998

LK&R Old Layout

Longview, Kelso & Rainier Railway

The Longview, Kelso & Rainier Model Railroad Club's previous HO-scale portable layout.

Three Rivers Mall in 1991
Castle Rock Exhibit Hall in January 1992
1994 NMRA National Train Show
Triangle Mall Train Show in February 1995
Three Rivers Mall Train Show in April 1995
1996 Great American Train Show in Portland
Summer 1997
1997 Great Train Swap Meet in Vancouver
Old LK&R Yard

My Dad’s Layout

I never posted pictures of my dad’s HO-scale layout on my old website, but have included them here.

My Dad’s Layout in 1994
My Dad’s Layout in Early 2004
My Dad’s Layout in Spring 2004
My Dad’s Layout in Summer 2004
My Dad’s Layout in May 2005
My Dad’s Layout in Summer 2005
My Dad’s Layout in October 2005
My Dad’s Layout in Fall 2005
My Dad’s Layout in Winter 2005
Model Train Pictures in April 2006
My Dad’s Layout in Spring 2006
My Dad’s Layout in June 2007: Part 1
My Dad’s Layout in June 2007: Part 2
My Dad’s Layout in July 2007
My Dad’s Layout in Fall 2007
My Dad’s Layout: November 2007
My Dad’s Layout: November 2007 (Continued)
My Dad’s Layout: December 2007
My Dad’s Layout in April 2008

MSOE Society of Model Engineers

July 1999
November 2000
Pumpkin Carving Contest Entry in October 2002
November 2002

Vic’s Hobby Supply Layout

An O-scale layout in the basement of Vic's Hobby Supply in Portland, Oregon

Vic’s O-Scale Layout in 2001

Polk Station Rail

Polk Station Rail's former HO-scale layout in Dallas, Oregon

Polk Station Rail

Corvallis Society of Model Engineers

Corvallis Society of Model Engineers

The Corvallis Society of Model Engineers' HO-scale layout in Corvallis, Oregon

Corvallis Society of Model Engineers: Part 1
Corvallis Society of Model Engineers: Part 2
Corvallis Society of Model Engineers: Part 3
Corvallis Society of Model Engineers: Part 4

Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club

Columbia Gorge Lines

The Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club's HO-scale layout in Portland, Oregon.

Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club in November 1997
Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club in June 2007

LK&R Current Layout

Longview, Kelso & Rainier Railway

The Longview, Kelso & Rainier Model Railroad Club's portable HO-scale layout, based out of Rainier, Oregon.

Summer 2001
Summer 2002
May 2005
September 2005
Great Western & Atlantic Train Show in November 2005
Great Western & Atlantic Train Show in February 2006
April 2006
2006 Rainier Swap Meet: Day 1
2006 Rainier Swap Meet: Day 2
2007 World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour, Early Saturday
2007 World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour, Late Saturday
2007 World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour, Sunday
Three Rivers Mall Model Railroad & Model Circus Show: 1
Three Rivers Mall Model Railroad & Model Circus Show: 2
Three Rivers Mall Model Railroad & Model Circus Show: 3
Three Rivers Mall Model Railroad & Model Circus Show: 4
LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2007: Part 1
LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2007: Part 2
LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2007: Part 3
LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2007: Part 4
Great Train Expo in Portland, Oregon in February 2008: 3
Great Train Expo in Portland, Oregon in February 2008: 4
Cheese Days in Toledo, Washington, in July 2008
LK&R Layout at the Rainier Marina Market

Mount Hood Model Engineers

Mt. Hood Model Engineers

The Mount Hood Model Engineers model railroad club's HO-scale layout in Portland, Oregon.

Mount Hood Model Engineers in March 2008: Part 1
Mount Hood Model Engineers in March 2008: Part 2

MSOE Society of Model Engineers

This group of posts consists of pictures from the collection of the Society of Model Engineers at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Most are scans from photo albums. Since they are no longer online elsewhere, I posted them here.

MSOE Society of Model Engineers Layout in the 1960s
TrainTime 1966
TrainTime 1969
MSOE Society of Model Engineers Layout in the 1970s
MSOE Society of Model Engineers Layout in 1980
MSOE Society of Model Engineers C-Building Layout
MSOE Society of Model Engineers Modular Layout
MSOE Society of Model Engineers Old CC-Building Layout
MSOE Society of Model Engineers Late 1990s Events
TrainTime 2000
TrainTime 2001

This group of posts consists of pictures of the Wisconsin Central’s Chicago Subdivision between Cedar Lake and Burlington, Wisconsin. These were taken for reference for the Society of Model Engineers layout which was based on this line.

WC Chicago Sub in Fall 2001: Cedar Lake & Slinger, WI
WC Chicago Sub in Fall 2001: Ackerville to Colgate, WI
WC Chicago Sub in Fall 2001: Sussex to Duplainville, WI
WC Chicago Sub in Fall 2001: Waukesha, WI
WC Chicago Sub in Fall 2001: Mukwonago, WI
WC Chicago Sub in Fall 2001: Honey Creek & Burlington, WI

This group of posts consists of pictures from the collection of the Society of Model Engineers at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. I didn’t take most of these, but since they are no longer online elsewhere, I posted them here.

MSOE Society of Model Engineers CC-Building Layout

TrainTime 2002

TrainTime 2003: Part 1
TrainTime 2003: Part 2

TrainTime 2004: Part 1
TrainTime 2004: Part 2
TrainTime 2004: Part 3

Model Train Shows

Photographs from various model train shows.

Triangle Mall Train Shows

Longview, Kelso & Rainier Railway

Videos and Photographs from the Longview, Kelso & Rainier Model Railroad Club's Model Train Shows at the Triangle Mall in Longview, Washington from 1994 to 2000.

Triangle Mall Model Train Show: February 1992
Triangle Mall Model Train Show: November 1992
Triangle Mall Model Train Show: February 1995
Triangle Mall Model Train Show: November 1995
Triangle Mall Model Train Show: February 1997
Triangle Mall Model Train Show: November 1997
Triangle Mall Model Train Show: February 1999
Triangle Mall Model Train Show: November 1999
Triangle Mall Model Train Show: February 2000

Lewis County Mall Train Shows

Photographs from the Lewis County Model Railroad Club's Model Train Shows at the Lewis County Mall in Chehalis, Washington from 1997 to 1999.

Lewis County Mall Model Train Show: January 1997
Lewis County Mall Model Train Show: January 1998
Lewis County Mall Model Train Show: January 1999

1998 Three Rivers Mall Train Show

Photographs from the model train show at the Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, Washington, on April 19, 1998.

Three Rivers Mall Model Train Show: April 1998

1998 Great American Train Show

Photographs from the Great American Train Show at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center in Portland, Oregon in October, 1998.

Great American Train Show in Portland, Oregon in October 1998

2000 Great American Train Show

Photographs from the Great American Train Show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington in November, 2000.

Great American Train Show in Puyallup, Wash.: November 2000

2002 TrainTime & Trainfest

Photographs from TrainTime 2002 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Trainfest 2002 at State Fair Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

TrainTime 2002
Trainfest 2002

2005 Great Western & Atlantic Train Show

Photographs from the Great American Train Show at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Vancouver, Washington on November 12, 2005.

Vendors
LK&R Layout
Twin Lakes & Western
Oregon O-Scalers
Aloha & Western Oregon Lines
Other Layouts

2006 Great Western & Atlantic Train Show

Photographs AND VIDEO from the Great American Train Show at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center in Portland, Oregon on February 18-19, 2006

LK&R Layout
Other Layouts

2006 LK&R Train Show & Swap Meet

Longview, Kelso & Rainier Railway

Photographs AND VIDEO from the Longview, Kelso & Rainier Model Railroad Club's Model Train Show & Swap Meet at the Riverside Community Church in Rainier, Oregon on December 9-10, 2006.

LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2006
LK&R Layout at the 2006 Rainier Swap Meet: Day 1
LK&R Layout at the 2006 Rainier Swap Meet: Day 2

Oregon State Capitol Holidays Layout

The Oregon State Capitol Holidays Layout on display at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon in December 2006.

Oregon State Capitol Holidays Layout in December 2006

2007 World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour

Photographs AND VIDEO from the World's Greatest Hobby on Tour Model Train Show at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center in Portland, Oregon on February 17-18, 2007.

Part 1 - Manufacturer Displays
Part 2 - LK&R Layout, Early Saturday
Part 3 - LK&R Layout, Late Saturday
Part 4 - LK&R Layout on Sunday
Part 5 - Other Layouts

2007 Three Rivers Mall Model Train Show

Photographs AND VIDEO from the Model Railroad & Circus Show at the Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, Washington on April 14-15, 2007.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

2007 LK&R Train Show & Swap Meet

Longview, Kelso & Rainier Railway

Photographs AND VIDEO from the Longview, Kelso & Rainier Model Railroad Club's Model Train Show & Swap Meet at the Riverside Community Church in Rainier, Oregon on December 8-9, 2007.

LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2007: Part 1
LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2007: Part 2
LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2007: Part 3
LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2007: Part 4

2008 Great Train Expo

Great Train Expo 2008

Photographs AND VIDEO from the Great Train Expo at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center in Portland, Oregon on February 16-17, 2008.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

2008 Clamshell Railroad Days

2008 Clamshell Railroad Days

Photographs AND VIDEO from Clamshell Railroad Days at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, Washington on July 19-20, 2008.

2008 Clamshell Railroad Days in Ilwaco, Washington

2008 Lewis County Swap Meet & Train Show

Photographs AND VIDEO from the Lewis County Model Railroad Club All Scales Swap Meet and Train Show on October 11, 2008 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds in Chehalis, Washington.

2008 Lewis County Swap Meet & Train Show in Chehalis, WA

2009 Great Train Expo

2009 Great Train Expo

Photographs AND VIDEO from the Great Train Expo at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center in Portland, Oregon on February 14, 2009.

Great Train Expo in Portland, Oregon in February 2009

2009 LK&R Train Show & Swap Meet

Longview, Kelso & Rainier Railway

Photographs AND VIDEO from the Longview, Kelso & Rainier Model Railroad Club's Model Train Show & Swap Meet at the Riverside Community Church in Rainier, Oregon on September 19-20, 2009.

LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2009: Part 1
LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2009: Part 2
LK&R Rainier Swap Meet in 2009: Part 3

2009 World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour

Photographs AND VIDEO from the World's Greatest Hobby on Tour Show at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington on November 21, 2009.

2009 World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour in Puyallup, WA
Athearn
Bachmann
Lionel
Carstens Publications
MTH-RailKing
Walthers
Woodland Scenics/Design Preservation Models
Joshua Junction & Jenniville
Mt. Rainier N-Scale
NMRA PNR 4th Division NTrak
NMRA PNR 4th Division HO Modular Group
Northwest Railway Museum
Oregon State Capitol Holidays Layout
Pierce County Lionel Club
Puget Sound Garden Railway Society
Puget Sound Lego Train Club
Toy Train Operating Society
Train Collectors Association
United Northwest Model Railroad Club
Whistlestop Shows/Lumpy Creek Railroad

Commissioned Models

These are models that I was hired to work on for others. I didn’t have these pictures on my old website, but have included them here.

Athearn Genesis SD70M Southern Pacific #9809
Burlington Northern U30C #1776 by Atlas
British Columbia Railway SD40-2 #751 by Kato
Southern Pacific SD35s by Atlas
Southern Pacific SD50s by Athearn
Southern Pacific GP40 #3059 by Atlas
Cotton Belt GP40s by Atlas
Southern Pacific SD45 #7514 by Kato
Southern Pacific SD45 #7535 by Proto 2000
Southern Pacific SD45 #7502 by Proto 2000
Southern Pacific SD40 #7340 by Kato
Southern Pacific U30C #7980 by Atlas
Union Pacific C30-7 #2530 by Atlas
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe U36C #8788 by Atlas
Southern Pacific “Kodachrome” SD40T-2 #8526 by Athearn
Southern Railway GP60 #4610 by Athearn
Missouri-Kansas-Texas U23Bs by Atlas
Cotton Belt RS3 #358 by Atlas
Southern Pacific RS11 #5730 by Atlas
Rio Grande GP7 #5103 by Atlas
Cotton Belt GP7 #3310 by Atlas