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

What's New ...


Newly Posted Information ...

January 8, 2018
====== Updated President's Cab page ======
====== Updated Events page ======
====== Updated Meetings page ======

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Colorado Railroad Museum Aerial View ...

The following is from Carl Arendt's "Small Layout Scrapbook" website:

COLORADO: MUSEUM PRESENTS A FULL-SIZED 'LINN WESTCOTT PLAN'

Recently, in the Small Layout Design discussion group on Yahoo!, Loren J posted a link to an aerial view of the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado USA (below is the Google Maps view). Loren's comment was, "This 'railroad' could be modeled 1:1." Indeed, one group member commented, "Wow, a prototype that actually looks like a Linn Westcott plan!"

The three-foot gauge (91cm) oval track is 1/3 mile (.5km) around, holding over 100 historic locomotives and cars. The museum also houses the Denver HO Model RR Club's Denver and Western layout. The Denver Garden Railway Society also has a G-scale garden railway on the grounds.

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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!


Award Presentation to Al and Barb Crisi ...

Al and Barb Crisi were presented with a model of UP Challenger locomotive #3985 on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. Al and Barb, charter members of the Estes Valley Division, are now honorary life members of the Estes Valley Model Railroaders. Congratulations !!!

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