The Alexander and Western Railway 

August 1, 2004- We have added a tractor to the layout. Now that we have a tractor, we have to build a farm to use the tractor on. This is why we should never go shopping at model train stores.

March 10, 2004- In an attempt to keep the wheels on my train cars, I've decided that Alex needs his own layout to play with. Here are progress pictures of how things are going.

The Alexander and Western Railway is an N scale layout built on a 2 x 4 foot base. The oval track has a passing track and an industrial siding. The landscaping includes a tunnel, a small mountain, a pasture, a passenger station, an industrial building, a house and a river and lake.

(as usual, click on the little picture to see the big picture)

August 1, 2004
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Train Master Davila
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The newest item on the layout is the John Deere tractor. It is very cool. Alex gave me one to put on my layout.
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The fence keeps falling down in the wind and the cows escape. These are all that's left from the herd. The rest are appearing at a McDonalds near you.
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The GP40 Alaska is our workhorse loco. 
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We're partial to blue cars.
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The bridge, river and lake.
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Our factory getting a delivery of chocolate milk
April 25, 2004
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Alex is driving the Coca Cola truck on the south road.
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The Coca Cola truck is pulling up to the station to fill the machine. The train is passing the station.
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The US Mail truck is picking up the mail at the Alexanderville Post Office.
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The Alaska Railway GP 40 is pulling a heavy freight across the land. 
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The Coca Cola truck on the road behind the station.
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Alaska GP40 number 3015 on the main line.
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Trainmaster Alex runs the layout for Alexanderville.
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April 4, 2004
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Alex polishes the rails for reliable service. He is not happy about it but tough luck.
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March 2004
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Here is the trainmaster with his world.
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The Santa Fe freight engine comes out of the tunnel. We had to trim a lot of tunnel away to clear the engine.
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