Our Layout is nearly built. There is only a 'minor' amount of track work to be finished. With somewhere in excess of 4,400 square feet of building, this has been a labor of love for many of us over the years. But we are almost there. Operations have begun.
The Texas Western Railroad runs from Salt Lake City to New Orleans, Saint Louis to Denver, and is comprised of three divisions: Western, Central, and Eastern. This represents trackage rights on three different Railroads: the D&RGW in the Western Division; the Texas and Pacific in the Central Division; and the Santa Fe in the Eastern Division. Our "era" is the steam-diesel transition era, 1944 - 1959. A fourth railroad, the Creede, South Fork & Rio Grande (a wholly owned subsidiary of ZFI) has been contracted by the D&RGW to haul iron ore on the Jasper branch to Alamosa, then on the D&RGW from Alamosa to the steel mill at Pueblo.This set of pictures are off our websiteStiles Smelter is located in Alamosa Jct and is Bailey Bros biggest customerRed Mountain MineBig Horn Logging areaChama River BridgeK-37 #490 on Chama River BridgeHostlers at workOn Deep River BridgeR. Schram Box Co. in DoloresBarongoulds Tannery in Dilemma. Mrs Caddy and I completed the entire town of Dilemma Quitting time at the TanneryDuffy's Coal
More pictures coming soon
Long Horn Caddy