Warwick, RI March 2006 Gallery
The Warwick RI show was held at the West Warwick Civic Center over the weekend of March 18th, 2006 and was sponsored by the Little Rhody Division of the NMRA. In addition to the Eastern New England Chapter of ETE, ten other groups participated along with numerous vendors of RR goods in every gauge and style. Module set-up began early on Saturday morning as modules and equipment were unloaded from our trailer. By mid-afternoon modules were in place, bridge tracks connected, catenary in place, electronics powered-up and several of our trains were successfully making the circuit. All that was left was some fine-tuning of the computer control program. The show opened to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, and our display proved to be popular with young and old.
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A gleaming German BR 103 Trans-European Express (TEE) train loaded with passengers in specially designed “südwind” cars prepares to depart the station module.
Rounding a bend in the layout next is a replica of a Royal Bavarian State Railroad (K.Bay.StsB.) class Gt 2 x 4/4. It’s what’s known as a Mallet design with the front trucks extending beyond the boiler’s nose and has a easy time with its heavy load of freight cars.
The chapter’s identification sign with the ETE logo is mounted above a module having two levels of track. A Swiss Red Arrow railcar is taking a load of passengers to the snow fields high above for a weekend of skiing.
The station area is busy with trains departing and arriving all during the show. The display was thoroughly enjoyed by all. including the club members! In fact, the group’s module display won first prize for “Best in Show” in a contest with entries submitted by observers.