In 2011, Amtrak painted a group of locomotives in special 40th Anniversary paint schemes resembling the different paint schemes on its locomotives. As a Depot Redux volunteer, I usually greet the Amtrak train on Saturday mornings. I’ve kept a lookout for the heritage units as well.
This week, the Turkey Creek division of the NMRA held its monthly meeting at the home of two of its members. The purpose was to introduce some of its members who live south of the Missouri River to have a look at the model railroad work of their northlander counterparts. I took a whole bunch of photos of the two layouts.
Today, Amtrak had an officers’ special to bring awareness of the Southwest Chief (and the possibility of it
being forced to re-route if funding to upgrade and maintain the line between Newton and Albuquerque cannot be found)
‘Twas the Monday before Christmas, and activity on the Union Pacific was blowing through the snow-covered landscape. There’s also a late Amtrak 4. Continue reading Snow Trains
This morning (as with most Saturday mornings) I got up at 4:30 to open the Lawrence Amtrak station. Continue reading Situational Awareness
To finish off November, I present the following photos: Continue reading Website updates: 27 November 2012
I’ve added some photos from a little train-watching trip near Quenemo. Continue reading Website updates: 11/12/12
My video of Union Pacific 844 at The Lawrence depot on a rainy Saturday, October 13. Continue reading Union Pacific 844
Yesterday, I had this section, or module, of the Lawrence Model Railroad clubs HO scale layout pulled from storage. I had decorated this module for the past few years, along with, to some extent, the adjacent corner module.
This year, the club has plans to refurbish and make better use of the corner. I had no objections, since the club owns these modules, and I figured it would be an improvement to the layout as a whole.
There were no other plans for this module this year, this I asked for the module so I could refurbish it.
I dont plan on any radical changes, but I had done a hurry up type of scenicing in the past. I want to improve the quality of the scenery. I have the tools and the time.