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BTO # 132, Summer 2009 Feature Articles

In this issue...

The Rock Island Railroad in 7 1/4 gauge: Bill Gagne’s custom built 
Rock Island ride-on train.

2009 BTO Calendar layouts: More information and photos on four of the layouts featured in the 2009 calendar.

Lego Land Garden Railroad display at the 
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory in Milwaukee, WI.

Out & About: Union Station, Springfield, IL. Gateway to the 
Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum.


Second-run deadline information for ordering the 2009 BTOC Car


Call for Candidates for BOD elections

ECLSTS report

News on the 2010 BTOC convention in Atlantic City!

First call for entries for the BTOC 2010 Calendar Contest.

Caboose, cabin car, crummy, way car, van, ape cage, throne room, hack, buggy, the office, shanty, monkey house, bedbug haven-American railroaders have known the last car on a freight train by all these names and more, and often as an ever-so-humble home. - Donald Dale Jackson


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