Posted by: Roger | June 13, 2015

Mike’s Spokane International Railway at the Bellingham Station

I had the privelege of running my Northern Pacific North Coast Limited on Mike’s Spokane International in N Scale layout today. The local Amtrak manager asked Mike and other members of the Bellingham Railroad Museum to come to the Bellingham, Wash., train station to help promote the Amtrak Train Days event in northwest Washington state.

Here’s Mike running the NCL while I get the photo.

Mike Pagano runs the North Coast Limited through Sandpoint, Idaho, on the N Scale Spokane International Railway. Mike set up his N scale SI Railway layout at the Bellingham, Wash., Amtrak depot on June 13.

Mike Pagano runs the North Coast Limited through Sandpoint, Idaho, on the N Scale Spokane International Railway. Mike set up his N scale SI Railway layout at the Bellingham, Wash., Amtrak depot on June 13.

We traded off running the Great Northern Empire Builder with the NP’s North Coast Limited all the while contending with a Spokane International or Northern Pacific freight making their way through northern Idaho.

It was great to see the children take such an interest in the “little” trains. A few times during the day they got a bit concerned when a monstrous BNSF freight rolled by just a few feet outside the building. Thundering tons of steel at close range are a bit much compared to little plastic engines that they can get close to. I remember well standing on the platform at Fort Wright station when I was about eight.

Here's Mike chatting with one of the junior conductors and his mom at the Bellingham station. I am sorry I did not get their names. It was wonderful to see future model railroaders being inducted into the hobby.

Here’s Mike chatting with one of the junior conductors and his mom at the Bellingham station. I am sorry I did not get their names. It was wonderful to see future model railroaders being inducted into the hobby. We had many future railroaders spend the afternoon enjoying the layout.

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  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    MY KIND OF TRAIN LAYOUT—SMALL BUT INTERESTING!


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