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By Ed Moreth 

Train enthusiasts take over Paradise Center

 

March 8, 2018

Ed Moreth

BECK IN TRAINING – Plains resident Bill Beck works on a donated HO train for the Paradise Center's future railroad display. Beck has been a train hobby enthusiast for a number of years and does much of the repair work on his own Lionel trains, which are larger than the HO scale.

Plans call for 3,000 railroad ties to be on display in a classroom of the Paradise Center, formerly Paradise Elementary School, as part of a historical railroad exhibit. The classroom is only 640 square feet, but Benita Jo Hanson, chief coordinator of the exhibit, said all of the railroad ties wi...



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wheeler writes:

This will be very interesting to see. When my Dad was on the Section we lived in a Section house across from the tie plant. I faintly remember there were 3 or 4 houses there. We moved to Plains in 46 and Dad ran a service station for years. I worked for the NP as a Gandy when I was in High School in 61, Names I remember are Irv Hilderbrandt? as Section Boss Bob Kangus, Lyman Miller there was a couple of others also but I forget their names.

 
 
 

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