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BTO # 147, Spring 2013
Feature Articles

In this issue...

Remembering Wolfgang Richter
A special tribute to the co-founder of LGB by Joe Hylva, 
with photos courtesy of Ralph E. Wilcox.

Santa Fe Convention Update
Other things to do in the Santa Fe area on your “Free Day”. 
Don’t forget to register now... time is running out!


The Harz Narrow Gauge Railways
A network of narrow-gauge railroads in the Harz Mountains in Central Germany. A report by John Rogers of LGB Tours


A Large-Scale Celebration
Take a look at a very special layout at the wedding of Ralph and Mary Wilcox

Recreating a 1868 steam engine.
The building of the Leviathan Engine which will pull the Lincoln Funeral 
Train and how you can become a part of this special celebration.

Introducing the 2013 BTO Club Car
A limited-edition USA Trains Bunk Car to add to your maintenance way set.


Still time to order the 2013 Santa Fe Convention set, Order Form enclosed.

What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives travelling twice as fast as stagecoaches? - The Quarterly Review (England)


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