& Missouri River Railroad
NMRA National Photos
July 12-14, 2001
If there are visitors who came to one of the open houses during this convention with photos they'd like to share, please contact me! These are the only two photos I have of those open houses.
| We laid the
B&MRR's Golden Spike just a week before the NMRA National Convention
St. Louis in 2001. We had been working 17 months towards this goal, and we made it! Since
scenery was scarce, I posted many prototype photos to represent the scenes that we would be
modeling to give the visitors a feel for where they were on the layout. This view shows Dave
discussing the Burlington (lower) and West Burlington (upper) while the crowd is focused on the
| Here is the
best view we have of the "Temple to Plywood" as it became known
to those in our
round robin. In the foreground and looping to the right is the mainline ascending the West
Burlington Hill. The helix is in the very center, with the loaded BN coal drag nearing the top.
Above the coal train on the flat plane, is the reversing loops for the upper level. The photos on the
deck are of the Moehn Brewery near it's footprint.