Welcome to the Mountain Pacific Lines!The Flagstaff Model Railroad Club encourages and promotes all aspects of the hobby of model railroading for anyone interested, regardless of skill level or experience. Club members meet regularly on Tuesday nights to operate trains or to work on the layout. The club culture is family-oriented and informal.
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With the club building having limited access these past several months due to construction activity at Ft. Tuthill, we were able to tackle several outside projects. One of those projects was updating our display at the Flagstaff Visitor Center, located … Continue reading
Back in February, club members gathered early one morning at Riordan Mansion to clean, repair and update the N-scale diorama depicting the Riordan Lumber Mill. The diorama shows the layout of buildings in and around the lumber mill as it … Continue reading
Happy New Year! The club will be open for visitors on Saturday, January 7th, 2017. Since our Christmas Open House was cut short by a power outage, we are expanding our traditional first Saturday open house to include candy canes … Continue reading
The annual Christmas Open House will be held on Saturday, December 17th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Hot chocolate and candy canes will be served. Come visit with us and see an assortment of different trains running, including … Continue reading
Well, it is now 2016, and as we prepare to start new projects this year, I thought it would be nice to review some ongoing projects from last year. As you read in Phil’s post back in September, we … Continue reading
NAU students Holly Switay and Xavier Rangel have been visiting our club this past couple of months as part of research for Holly’s graduate thesis. After shooting stills and video of several us working on projects, they produced a short feature … Continue reading
During the past two weeks, Union Pacific has been detouring trains along the BNSF Transcon route through Flagstaff. These trains are intermodal trains IDALB (Dallas-Long Beach) and KLBNS (Long Beach-Dallas/KCS*), operating almost daily on BNSF between Sweetwater, TX, and … Continue reading
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