Missouri Northern Railway

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The Missouri Northern is a proto-freelance layout based in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Set in 1985, it is a shortline railroad that operates the eastern-most portions of the former Rock Island line that stretched from Kansas City to St. Louis.

The layout focuses on two large industries a Ford Motor assembly plant and a Brewery which each have multiple switch jobs. A medium sized yard run by the yardmaster handles a local traffic Layout is DCC with digitrax. Walk around, one level shelves along the walls. No duckunders. Car card operation is used to forward freight and it is yard limits so no dispatcher needed.

Superintendent Greg Dahl
Division or Location: Missouri Northern Railway, St. Louis Division
Interchange Railroads: Southern Pacific, Terminal of St. Louis (TRRA)
Size of Railroad: L-shaped. Roughly 40 ft by 20 ft
Scale: HO
Era: Summer, 1985
Control System: Digitrax
Scale Clock Speed: None
Length of Session: 2 to 2 1/2 hours
Number of Crew: 3
Train Control: Verbal Authority
Are Radios Required: No
Listed Jobs: Ford Hauler, Busch Co Switch, Lackland Yardmster
Accessibility: Stairs
Distance from hotel: 12 miles
Estimated travel time from hotel: 15 minutes
Web Site: {None...yet}
Pets: Rabbit

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