SP System Map 1944

SP System Map 1944
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Shasta Route Division

HO Scale – 1952
Owner: Otis Mc Gee Jr.

Layout Location:
HO double decked, mushroom style model of SP’s Shasta Division from Redding, CA to Klamath Falls, OR.
Purpose-built 1,200 sq ft loft. by the late and legendary John Armstrong.
Operations faithfully follow the prototype using a modified timetable & train orders and a real CTC machine.
400 foot with hand laid turnouts. Fully signaled from to Black Butte.
Hand painted backdrops. Many key prototype structures in and around Dunsmuir.
Computer support with C/MRI hardware and JMRI software. NCE DCC.
The concept for this layout depicting the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Shasta Division, Black Butte Subdivision in 1952 germinated in the mind of the Division Superintendent for many months. The idea began, in large part, during the course of visits to the very large, well designed layout of fellow modeler Scott Kew, with whom the Division Superintendent has spent many evenings during weekly “round robins” with the No Name Railroad Society performing numerous tasks on Scott’s layout, as well as those of Jim Providenza, Tom Combs, Bill Kaufman, and longtime friend, Philip Smith."

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