Updated May 20, 2014
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES ...
Opening this coming Saturday, May 24th, at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road.
Quail Road crosses US 287 about a half mile south of CO 119 and the Museum is just a block or so east of 287.
Of special interest to our club is the presence of 3 of our "show modules", The McKenzie Rose Mine, The Maude Monroe Mine and The Rattlesnake Ridge mini layout.
As you probably know, the construction of these modules was spear-headed by Bob Trump and demonstrate his modeling skills to a great degree.
The modules will remain as part of the exhibit for a four month period.
Also, our "Kids' Layout" will be there all day Saturday, the 24th.
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!