CB&Q - River Division

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Set in 1970, the modeled portion of the railroad covers the area along the Mississippi River between East Dubuque, Illinois and La Crosse, Wisconsin. Staging tracks represent lines east and west. The 200 foot mainline is mostly double track, except for two single track sections, crossing the Wisconsin River south of Prairie DuChien and La Crosse.
The layout is a walk around style built in a 1000 sq foot lower level railroad room. Digitrax DCC is used and at least one locomotive on every train has Soundtraxx, QSI or ESU sound. Old Line Graphic style car cards and waybills are used along with a dispatcher controlled mainline.

Superintendent Dave Hamilton
Division or Location: Southwestern Wisconsin
Interchange Railroads: Milw Rd, C&NW, IC
Size of Railroad: 1000 square foot room - 200 foot mainline
Scale: HO
Era: 1969
Control System: Digitrax
Scale Clock Speed: N/A
Length of Session: 2.5 hours
Number of Crew: 7
Train Control: Verbal Authority
Are Radios Required: No
Listed Jobs: 6 main line runs, yard job, 6 locals
Accessibility: One narrow duckunder at layout room entrance.
Distance from hotel: 23 miles
Estimated travel time from hotel: 26 minutes
Web Site: {None...yet}
Pets: None

Layout photos (click to enlarge):

North La Crosse
La Crosse
Approaching Graf
East Dubuque
LaCrosse Milling
Prairie Du Chien and Wyalusing
Wyalusing State Park
Winona Bay State
West End

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