last update: 2-12-2018
The Dry Hill Model Railroad Club once again was in the Mallary Complex, running 100+ car trains, unit trains, and passenger trains to the delight of visitors at the 50th anniversary Railroad Hobby Show.
As an added bonus, Athearn asked Dry Hill to demonstrate their new SD-60 First Responder and Veteran Appreciation locomotives on Sunday. The new engines attracted a large crowd.
For the remainder of this year, the Dry Hill crew is building several new sections for the 2019 show. If you are interested in learning more about building sectional model railroads, contact Joe Albano at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hands-on experience is a great teacher, and everyone is welcome.
“Once again, I would also like to thank the members, volunteers, and guests who assisted in setting up, operating, and dismantling the Dry Hill layout. The Railroad Hobby Show is a spectacular event, but it only happens because of the time and effort that a lot of people donate. Thank you.
Joe Albano, President
Dry Hill Model Railroad Club
One of those soldier-railroaders was James Harry Hantzis who served with the 721st Railway Operating Battalion in the China-Burma-India theater.
On March 14th, James’ son, Steven, will recount his father’s experiences building, maintaining, and operating 700 miles of railroad through some of the most inhospitable conditions in the world.