Roll Transfer is one of the major employers of the area. In the foreground an American Models, converted to freight service, UP FP7 is coming out of the yard.
Passengers are also serviced by the Milford Valley railroad, using an American Models CB&Q 4-8-4 Northern.
The "Cathcart" Union Pacific passenger station was built by Rusty Westermeier.
This Mobilgas gas station was also built by Rusty Westermeier.
The Sunset Models' brass Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 (the Big Boy) #X4010 is pulling a train out of the Milford Valley train yard.
An American Models 4-6-2 Pacific is pulling a CB&Q freight train out of the Milford yard.
This photo shows part of an all-reefer train, which was built out of Pacific Rail Shop cars.
Two of the CB&Q cabooses found in the yard. These are American Models wood cabooses. The one in the foreground has been improved with window panes and turnbuckles for the cupola.
After a move, Fred built his second layout, which was the first version of the "Milford Valley RR".
The A-B-A set of Northern Pacific F-units are by Dayton. They are cast-brass shells on a frame that includes a Hobby Town O-scale drive, shortened to accommodate the S-scale dimensions. They have a heavy Pitman motor in them. The engines weigh two pounds each. Two units are so powered, while the third one is non-powered. Fred reports that this lash-up can easily pull 70 to 80 cars!
The caboose on the right-hand side is an American Models one. The one on the left is an original American Flyer model on which Fred moved the cupola back, laminated the siding with Evergreen wood-siding styrene to the AF exterior, added super-detailing parts, installed AF spring-leaf caboose trucks, installed Kadee S-scale couplers, HO-scale marker lamps, and S-scale steps.
Up on the second level, an Overland Models 4-8-4 locomotives in the Union Pacific passenger scheme pulls a train, while an A-B-B-A set of FA units, made by American Models, pulls a long freight train on the lower level.
Below, a Rex Engineering 0-6-0 switches the Red Wing Mine. This mine structure was made out of plexiglass with wooden coffee stirrer sticks and Grandt Line windows glued to the plexiglass.
A Sunset Models UP Challenger and a Big Boy double-head a train coming out of Omaha.
A pair of American Models CB&Q Pacific locomotives are pulling a passenger train out of Omaha.
A string of 28 American Models Pacific Fruit Express reefers.
From left to right in the photo below are: a kitbash of an International cab (a New Zealand company) with a Hartoy box, the Old Motor Trucks "Demma Fruit" Mack using a Hartoy box, the blue truck is a Hartoy Ford chassis with an Ertl dump/gondola body, and the tanker is a Hartoy Peterbuilt body with a Mack chassis.
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