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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...

I've always loved trains, ever since I was a little boy. I used to dream about driving a big locomotive. I studied engineering in college for two years before I found out it didn't have anything to do with trains. - Peter Venkman: The Real Ghost Busters, (1986)


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