Rail has continued the development
of automatic train control incorporating long trains, special
effects, sound, animation, music and lighting as part of this
large home layout.
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2016: On a fall afternoon, The Rocky Mountineer
descends through the foothills and past the rural community
of Barhill where some young children are waiting with
their parents for their brothers and sisters who have just arrived
on the school bus. All are looking forward to the weekend to
enjoy some time off and possibly watch more trains on the two
bridges just to the left of this scene.
November 24, 2014: A long coal drag backs carefully down
the western helix at Mars Valley. This movement was made necessary
to clear trackage on the main layout for the 2014 edition of
the RHJ Rail Christmas Holiday Train which is
being prepared for its December 2014 annual run. The BNSF unit
is part of the consist for run-through unit coal trains which
frequent the layout and contribute significantly (although not
always in a positive way) to bottom line.
2014: The Historical Park subdivision of RHJ Rail
includes an amusement park with animated rides, music,
special lighting effects, trains of a century ago and other
features while the double-track main lines pass around the park,
often provoking noise complaints from the many park users.
2014: Arrow Park Historical Village is preparing for
a busy day, including a car "show-and-shine" event.
In the background, the small town of Wild Rose can be seen with
its grain elevator tracks being used for extra storage for some
antiquated railway equipment recently acquired by the park.
Also in the background, to the right, can be seen the scratch-built
Corner Gas replica.
2014: During a busy evening, a couple of rowdy characters
is detained while a purse-snatcher dashes behind the backs of
the policemen on duty at Arrow Park Historical Village.