Road Trips and Day Trips
The pictures in this section are from my various trips, from vacation to personal runs.
Some are model railroads, some are real railroads. This is a summary of what I saw.
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10/15/11 – Trip to the Austin Train Expo, to Fred & Peggy's and some bumming
Along the way found a nicely restore Santa Fe depot and two freight houses, plus saw Fred's new mobile layout
11/7/08 – Dennis Griggasy’s new home and new HO layout, the Old Orchard & Southern
The initial track work is in and a loop around the room is running, with operations and staging started.
8/16/08 a – The Hill Country Outlaws On30 Group had a great modular layout setup at the
1/27/08 – Hill Country Outlaws On30 Group set at the San Antonio Model Railroad Assoc. show
A two day train show in the Live Oak Civic Center for the HO club train show
11/9/07 – Operations
on Dennis Griggasy’s HO Waterside Railway in
A group of guys operating on a fun home layout, two levels and several trains in action.
10/8/07 – Hill
Country Outlaws On30
– module setup at AMRE train show in
The group setup a nice large ‘E’ shaped layout at the local train show over two days of running.
Photos taken during a great home layout with lots of details and based on the Southern Pacific.
10/29/05 – Hill Country Outlaws On30 – module setup at Kings Hobbys
In conjunction with the Austin Train Jamboree, the group setup on the hobby shop sidewalk.
A home layout in the
8/20/05 – Hill Country Outlaws On30 – module setup at area train show
The group setup a nice size layout at the New Braunfels Summer Train Show.
8/19/05a – John
Koch’s On3 Rio Grande Southern layout,
This is the layout scene in the Greenfrog video series, Building the RGS
8/19/05b – Joe Nichol’s HO Delta Southern Railroad
An impressive HO layout in
4/30a – Photos taken at the meet itself, Saturday morning
4/30b – Randy James’ On30 home layout
4/30e – Texas Outlaws On30 modules
4/30/05 – Dallas Children’s Hospital – indoor G display
In the lobby/foyer of this hospital is a very large G gauge layout
4/29/05 – Southwest Live Steam Meet,
Some photos I took during a short visit on Friday evening, April 29th.
Early stages of the new garden railroad and operations,
Photos from my visit to his layout in
Dallas Spring Training – Operating Weekend, March 18-19-20, 2005
– Jim Norwood’s
3/19a – Jim Aust’s Great Northern Railway
3/19b – Joe Barnhart’s
3/20 – Lee Johnson’s Dallas Industrial Belt
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2/26/05 – Hill Country Outlaws – On30 meet
at the 2nd meet of the HCO group’s meet on
12/8/04 – HobbyTown USA Dallas – On30 display layout
an impress store front window display worth seeing
10/30/04 – Austin Model Railroad Jamboree 2004
a collection of photos from the home layout tours
9/22 – LGB of America, then Dave Balser’s HO short line railroad
9/23 – Morrie Fleishman’s HO layout
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7/24a – Saturday mid day’s
visit to the
7/24b – Saturday
afternoon, walking the Cumbres & Toltec yard in
7/25 – Sunday, chasing the C&TS train from Chama to Los Pinos, then back later
7/26 – Leadville, Colorado & Southern RR caboose ride, plus mining museum and mines
7/27 – Georgetown Loop RR, cab ride, two train rides and mine tour, plus two HO layouts
7/30 – Cripple Creek & Victor NGRR,
then mines around Victor and riding down
7/xx – Mines around Idaho Springs and around Victor
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5/14 – Tulsa Trip 1, including Dave’s HOn3 and two HO layouts
5/20 – Tulsa Trip 2, Randy’s Sn3 layout and several HO layouts
1/18/04 – Rail-fanning the Austin & Northwestern Railroad
1/18/04 – Operating
12/18/03 – Business trip
9/5/03 – Joe Mainz’s HO Southern Pacific model railroad
Pictures of a HO layout with lots of details and models, based on the Southern Pacific
1/11/03 – Visit and Operating Session on
12/12/02 - Visited three layouts, Fran Dittmer, Chic Hartert (Sn3) and Dan Dyer.
Michigan side trip after Wisconsin, to the Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake RR
12/15/02 - Worked again on the SR&CL, a 3 3/4" scale railroad
Colorado 2002 Family Trip, a six day run, two railroads, snow and fun
10/15/02 - Visited Carlsbad Caverns and Jon Lindburg's garden RR, in
10/17/02 - Shopped in Silverton, then play in snow on