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ESTES VALLEY DIVISION - ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION - NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION

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BELLS AND WHISTLES ...

The Estes Valley Model Railroad Club Presents ...
-----  BELLS & WHISTLES, Celebrating 40 Years of Fine Railroad Modeling  -----

In addition to the exhibit on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday December 4,
the museum and the library will be holding “Story Time” at the museum
on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 1, 2 and 3, all at 10:30 am

The club’s “Kids Layout” will be up and operating in conjunction with Story Time.

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On Saturday, December 3 there will be several special events going on:

Abner Sprague (Kurtis Kelly) will do several short pieces throughout the day
on railroads in the Estes Park area

        Rattlesnake Ridge and Maude Monroe modules will be set up in cases
--- and possibly operating ---
(except on Sunday, December 4)

        A demonstration of “The Making of a Model Railroad Layout”
       
        History of Providing Power for Model Railroads, with examples

On Sunday, the exhibit will be “static” with no special events, demonstrations, etc. happening
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----- RAILS IN THE ROCKIES -----
February 18 and 19 at The Pavilion at the Estes Park Events Center Complex
!!!! ---- A NEW VENUE ---- !!!!


PICTURES FROM RECENT MEETINGS ...

Rice/Bennett

Jack Rice and John Bennett
"Model Railroading & The Big Bands"
June 1, 2016

photo by JohnThut

Ives Car

Ives Car (circa 1914)
May 4, 2016

photo by Hugo Ehret


IT'S OFFICIAL ...

The Union Pacific is going to rebuild locomotive 4014, a "Big Boy" loco. --- Take a look !!!


EVER SEE A TRAIN LAY NEW TRACK OVER THE REMOVED EXISTING TRACK? ...

This is what is happening from Chicago to St. Louis for the high speed rail.

People were stopping along the highway taking pictures.

Here is a link to a video that shows how the concrete ties and rail are put in place.
The road bed was raised 13 inches to accommodate the new high speed rail line between St. Louis, MO and Chicago, IL.
There are only two of these track laying machines in the world, one here and one in Europe.

I wonder what all those laborers who laid the first cross country tracks would think if they could see this!