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Chicago Illinois


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Museum of Science & Industry


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Museum of Science & Industry


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Lake Boat Tour




Altoona PA

The Mighty Pennsy Lives!

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Dan At The Horseshoe Curve     Dick Karnes & Matt Lacko                 NS Commemorative Boxcar


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East Broad Top Private Tour


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Penn Central X29                        Railcar America                            NS Juanita Shops


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Scratchbuilt PRR H21                                     Battle Of the Network Electrics                    


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Face to Face Like Elton & Billy                    Pennsy S Models                   Auctioneer Jamie                 




Pontiac Michigan

A little Bomb Scare was an unscheduled convention event!


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Donna & Bill Mark III                              American Models Tour                             American Models Tour


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American Models Tour


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Awesome Live Steam Layout over 12 Acres!


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                             Joel DeWitt’s Rio Grande Layout                               Dale, Don & Joel DeWitt


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Brooks Stover’s Buffalo Creek & Gauley Layout


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Railfanning from and near the Hotel


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Andy & Dave Heine Rockin Out!         Donna before Dinner




Baltimore Maryland


Day 1


We arrived at the hotel at 9:00 AM. It is literally just off of I-95 as you will soon see. So at least the hotel is not a truck stop, but it IS attached to the bus depot. Who knew? The truck stop is across the street. The hotel is very nice though. You can walk right to the 24 hour food court without going outside that has KFC and other fine dining establishments.


Pop math quiz…


Bus Depot + Donna + Vacation =?


You really don’t want to know but the stab wounds have almost stopped bleeding.



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The view from our room on the 10th floor.

Yes that is I-95


Tuesday Tour

Maryland Midland Railroad & Western Maryland Museum





Note the “Mad Max” Style 44 Tonner

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Western Maryland Railroad Museum


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After the tour and dinner I helped Don & Robin off load. The selling hall is on the 2nd floor.

The loading dock and freight elevator is closest to the kitchen so all of the SHS stock was carted

through the kitchen. I thought it was like a Soprano’s Style Mob hit coming in through the kitchen.



Day 2


Donna went off to the ladies tour of Havre De Grace Maryland.

Besides being hot out she had a good time. She is not one to take photos.


I went off to Washington DC Metro and Brentwood Shops tour.



Metro Shops Tower

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Metro Shops

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Brentwood Ave. Subway Fire & Rescue Training Center

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“Rollover Rig”                                        Bob Werre                            Subway Rescue Training



Day 3

My privately arranged layout tour of Sam Powell’s new Penn Creek Valley

Dan Vandermause’s B&O layout and the B&O Railroad Museum


Penn Creek Valley

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Dan Vandermause’s B&O layout C 1960s

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We will get him to backdate to the transition era after running my EM-1 & Baldwin Sharks!



After getting my wings on a borrowed Garmin GPS unit, we wound up at the Ellicott City B&O

Museum, not the Mount Claire Shops downtown. You must obey the GPS until it is really obvious

you are not even close to where you wanted to go! My passengers took the mishap very well…


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Day 4

Some of the Contest Room models

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A Bit on the Canadian Side Eh?



Live Steam Park Tour

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Donna trusts me while I am driving the train!



Some Vendors Room Photos

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Mike Ferraro & William Silcox                Dan Navarre of RRM                     Doug Peck of Port Lines


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          Pennsy S Models                              Larry & Lyn Morton                     That Canadian Guy Again



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