Bud & Nancy Hunter

Rio Grande Railroad

 

A Featured Layout on the 2008 Four Club Tour
Hosted by the Indiana Large Scale Railroaders Club

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The Rio Grande Railroad has a total of 325 feet of track featuring a mainline narrow gauge, plus a separate logging line. The water features include a waterfall and two ponds stocked with gold fish. Two railroad stations (Chama, NM and Willow Creek CO), give illusion of a busy railroad serving across state lines (much like prototype). Visitors usually notice the manicured landscape of scale-like trees and groundcovers. Another focal point is a 8-foot railroad bridge crossing Willow Creek. Having been in HO for 40 years, developing a railroad theme was important to me. Hence, most of my locomotives and rolling stock have been re-lettered for the Rio Grande Railroad and are fitted with Kadee couplers for realistic operation as well as looks. Motive power is all steam: 3 Moguls, 1 Forney and a K-27. The Rio Grande Railroad was the featured cover story for Garden Railways magazine in June of 2000.

Above - The Rio Grande Railroad also had a featured photo in the February, 2010 issue of Garden Railways magazine. Nice shot, Bud.


The first 7 photos below were taken during the 2008 Four Club Bus Tour. Bud's Rio Grande Railroad was one of the five featured layouts on the tour.

Jeff Carter Photo - Jul 2008


Jeff Carter Photo - Jul 2008


David Palmeter Photo - Jul 2008


David Palmeter Photo - Jul 2008


David Palmeter Photo - Jul 2008


David Palmeter Photo - Jul 2008


David Palmeter Photo - Jul 2008


David: here is an additional picture that I think might offer a better variety to my Rio Grande Railroad pictures. - Bud Hunter - Jan 14, 2009

Heavy Snow on the Mainline - December 19, 2007

Bud Hunter Photo - Dec 2007


Above - 2-1-2012 - David: I know this is "out of the blue", but our January weather was just as unexpected, so for what it's worth, I decided to take advantage of it. Wonder if anybody else did? - Bud Hunter


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1 Response to Bud & Nancy Hunter

  1. carney3 says:

    looks good Bud i can not wait to come to the open house in a couple of weeks to see it. Brandon Carney 

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