March 2022 Newsletter
Spring is nearly upon us and it’s only been a couple of weeks since the delayed February Newsletter was published yet our club always has new items to share. That said, read on.
- Lionel Project Railroad - Logging Town USA – Lionel VP Bob Mallory adds further details on the group’s newest layout. “This layout is set in the late 1950's early 1960's, high in the mountains, inside a flat area within a heavily forested region. It will be a typical old logging town, rustic, small and compact. Within the mountain area, the hills form a large tunnel with the formation of a flat lake on top of the mountain feeding into the river. The river feeds the logging mill with a holding area for logs in the river against a dam. River continues through the forest with fishing and boating. A city is located adjacent to the railroad and serves as a vehicle for moving the cut lumber. The plexiglass covered opening on the mountain’s backside was designed to allow people a view of the train traveling through the tunnel. The tunnel will be lighted and include workers inside.”
- March Luncheon Schedule – Bryan Enarson reminds us this month’s luncheons will be held at Dede’s Restaurant on March 4th and March 18th. Be certain to RSVP Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 2nd and March 16th if you’re planning to attend.
- HO Clubhouse Organization & Inventory – A sincere THANK YOU to Rich Wilson and Larry Schneider for the time they’re volunteering to count, categorize, and box HO scale equipment and supplies at the 100S clubhouse!
- CCMRRC Website Statistics – Unfortunately, GoDaddy held our website hostage for nearly two weeks early in February until Scott Jesienouski rectified the situation. Since Scott had recently paid GoDaddy's hosting fee, I’m not certain why the outage occurred. However, members might be interested in website traffic over the past 30 days. Click HERE for the data as of 02/25/2022.
- The folks at UtahRails.net recently published marvelous new D&RGW and UP photo collections detailing passenger cars and depots. 991 high resolution photographs from the Union Pacific Railroad Historical Collection were added, many featuring passenger cars being assembled at American Car & Foundry in St. Charles, MO. When was the last time you saw the underside of a three-axle passenger car truck?
Links to the two D&RGW collections are shown below.
- 25 of the Best Train Museums
- Stunning Photos of Abandoned Train Stations Around the World
- Building A Steam Locomotive: PRR T1 5550
- Rod Stewart says giant model railway took 10 months to get to England
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