I started building my HO scale Siskiyou Pacific in 1987 in what used to be the garage of my house. It loosely represents the Rogue Valley of Oregon circa 1966 with a few liberties taken with what "might have been." The modeled section includes from about the town of Rogue River to the summit of the Siskiyou Mountians. Interchange with the Southern Pacific is accomplished with staging yards representing Eugene and Black Butte. Interchange is also with "what might have been" the Pacific & Eastern Railroad (Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club's railroad).
The main lines of the Siskiyou Pacific and Pacific & Eastern form a loop three scale miles long, on two levels connected by a double helix. Towns along the way (from north to south) include: Gold River (the division point), Rogue Point, Eagle Creek, Glen Creek (on a branch) and Siskiyou.
Control is by tethered walk around throttles built
by the railroad's own shops. Operation is by a card order system.
Up to 5 trains can be operated simultaneously. A full operating session
can keep six people busy for five hours moving 150 cars with two dozen
River is the division point on the Siskiyou Pacific receiving as many as
10 trains per day (op session) and sending out another 10 trains.
Definitely NOT the place to learn how to switch. Above is the yard
switch job working on the lead. Just past the Alco S-2's are the
engine facilities and beyond that is a string of reefers waiting to be
loaded with fresh fruit from the orchards of the Rogue Valley.
Glen Creek Logger arrives at Glen Creek from off the "Woods Line"
as a switcher for Glen Creek Lumber stands by on the main to help with
the switching. Glen Creek Lumber, in the background , receives logs
from it's own branch up in the woods as well as from other logging operations
along the Siskiyou Pacific.
Links related to modeling the SP Siskiyou Line
|Joe Fugate has done an outstanding job on his site about his HO Siskiyou Line. One of the best model railroad sites on the web.|
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