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Item 1. On Saturday, November 9th, the Amarillo Railroad Museum will have a Fall Train Festival at the museum. We will be open from 10AM to 4PM.  Model trains will be running and the nuclear weapons transport guard car will be open for inspection.  We will also have our custom-run cars, caps, and coffee cups for sale.

 

If the long-range forecast holds, it should be a wonderful sunny day!  We have started the scenery on the layout, and Canadian and Cuyler are taking shape. Grain elevators are popping up at various towns.  Highly-detailed depots built by the late Virgil Young are located at Hereford, Friona, and Black.   

 

For the first time, we will be running Santa Fe-specific trains, two freights and two passenger trains that represent locomotives and cars that ran during the time period around which the layout is built, 1955-1975.

Come out and visit.  There is no charge, but donations are always welcome. 

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Item 2. Amarillo Railroad Museum Bruce Carter is working on drawings and perhaps an eventual model of the nuclear weapons power buffer car.  Check out the White Train page and click on the Buffer Car Drawings page for a glimpse of what he is working on!

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Item 3. You may want to take a look at the custom cars we have for sale.  The Pennsylvania Sk2a express boxcars are in very short supply.  Someone, someday, may do a run of these cars, but at $23.00/car, is it worthwhile taking a chance and waiting?  If they are done in the future, you are probably looking at a $40+ model.  

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Item 4. The Oklahoma City Train Show is about a month away, and the ARM will have a booth selling a large number of models ranging from $1 wrecks to highly-detailed custom cars.  This year, we will also be selling a number of the late Virgil Young's modern freight cars.  If you are not familiar with Virgil's work, you have to see it.  He was a published author, scratch-builder and could decorate and weather freight cars like no one else.  Drop by our booth and see what we have to offer. 

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Item 5. A long time ago a site visitor emailed me for detailed photos of the White Train cars.  Sadly, I lost contact with him, and it was quite a while before I got the photos taken.  I finally got the job done and have added buttons to the White Train page that takes you to PDFs of all these photos.  Unfortunately, the paint on the cars is deteriorating rapidly and some of the lettering is difficult to read.  Hopefully this gallery will preserve what we still have.

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