new record for simultaneous train operation
Just in case anyone is interested --
there were seven operating trains on the display layout on Sunday afternoon.
1. Upper track - teddy bear train2. Upper track - Stainz loco with box car and lighted Aristo coach
3. Back and forth - cable car
4. Inner loop - Santa Fe diesel powered freight5. Inner loop - ladybug eggliner
6. Outer loop - A-B B&O FAs with modern lightweight passenger train7. Outer loop - USRA NYC Pacific powered heavyweight passenger train (battery powered by Eric Schumann)
Side note: at one point mid afternoon we had them packed in three deep watching the trains. I quit counting at 50 and was only half way around the viewing area.
by Doug Kruest and photo by Fred Schetlz