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BTO # 159, Spring 2016
Feature Articles

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Joe Hylva

A special tribute to Joe Hylva: Remembering a founding member of the BTOC

The World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour Show: Finally... a return to the Chicagoland area


EnterTRAINment Junction: How did I miss this place? by Jack Giordano


2016 LaPorte Info

An Update on the 2016 Convention in La Porte, IN: There’s still time to register!


TrainFest2015: The largest operating train show, at the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds


Seashore Trolley Museum: Bill Schwartz reports on this fascinating museum in Kennebunkport, Maine
2016 Convention Set

 Order your 2016 convention set now... only a few left!



BTO Club Monthly Drawing Winners



The LGBMRRC of Chicago train layout at Brookfield Zoo

A trip on the Silver Splendor by Dave Wierowski

A sneak peek at the plans for the BTOC 40th Anniversary celebration


That damn railroad you're talkin' about ain't gettin' any easier! - Lyle Gorch: The Wild Bunch, (1969)


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