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Since I am on the road today I am starting Weekend Photo Fun early.


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Roanoke Valley Model Railroad Club will have an open house this weekend Saturday and Sunday. We have 7 layouts for you to come see. We are located in the basement of the Virginia Museum of Transportation (the entrance is in the back. Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5).

Let's see your pictures.

Scott Smith


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It is a clear, cold early morning start for the eastbound freight.  The yard lights are bright as the engineer finishes his coffee and the conductor works on the manifest back in the cabin.  The fireman is fast asleep but the engineer won't wake him until they start out.  Good thing the engineer's wife gave him a large thermos of coffee today.

The engineer is thankful he didn't get the BF-15s; last time out the B unit failed.

Looks like a good day as the century closes in on being half over.

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The model is an Atlas Erie Built, or PRR FP20.


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New Haven Joe :  Thanks so much for the pictures from the Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe.  While the folk art trains are cool and demonstrate the innovation and imagination of "train folks" the ancient colored paper over wood antiques were AMAZING.  It is astounding especially given how fragile that method of pasting paper "labels in effect" over wood parts actually is seeing those trains in such super condition is a real treat!  Many of those go back 120-130 years!!

Thanks for sharing


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