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BTO # 139, Spring 2011
Feature Articles

In this issue...

Complete report on the 2011 Boston convention: 
All the details for “Ridin’ the T” July 26-30.

Erie Zoo outdoor railroad opening: A first-hand report by Dennis Mead


Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, garden railroad tour: 
Photos by Ralph E. Wilcox.


Introducing the 2011 Convention Trolley: Your first chance 
to order the special MBTA trolley from Aristo-Craft!


  • In the News

  • Dave Snow’s article on train horn and whistle “talk” 

  • Just FYI: PCC trolley

  • Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Railway Garden, Valparaiso, IN, update

  • and much more...

RAILROAD, n. The chief of many mechanical devices enabling us to get away from where we are to wher we are no better off. For this purpose the railroad is held in highest favor by the optimist, for it permits him to make the transit with great expedition. - Ambrose Bierce


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