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Train Show 2002

October 12, 2002 - Photos and text by Terry Davis

 

Lanterns and other railroadiana displayed by Robert Hartsuiker, left, of Hutchinson were of interest to many attending the 2002 Hutchinson Model Railroad Show in October. Jeanne and Kenneth Ray gave them a close examination. Kenny Ray is a retired Twin Cities & Western employee.

 

Luce Line Railroad Club Inc. member Dick Desens, left, shows Verlyn Larsen of Hutchinson how the club's new three-rail Lionel/Marx/American Flyer layout works. Dick led the effort to get the layout presentable in time for the 8th annual Hutchinson Model Railroad Show in October.

 

Leon and Dakota Jacobson of Buffalo Lake, Minn., examine the bridges built by Luce Line Railroad Club Inc. member Stan Koci for the club's HO scale empire. This section has two main line bridges and the elevated branch line, all crossing the same stream.

 

John Gustafson of Little Falls, left, talks with vendor John Schlichting of Mankato about Lionel trains at the 2002 Hutchinson Model Railroad Show. The show featured 50 tables of model railroad equipment in many scales, along with memorabilia and train books and videos for sale.

 

The Karstens family enjoys the N scale layout displayed by Luce Line Railroad Club Inc. members Patrice and Terry Davis. Pictured are Mark Karstens and his daughter, Raelin, of Minnetonka, and grandparents Ida and Gerald Karstens of Hutchinson. Gerald is the new LLRC Inc. treasurer.

 

The three-rail Lionel and Marx empire built by Luce Line Railroad Club Inc. was a favorite with the estimated 500 people (more than 350 paid admissions) who attended this year's Hutchinson Model Railroad Show in October. The show attracted 11 layouts in five scales.

 

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