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While the Fall River Line shops are more than capable of turning out highly detailed equipment, through experience, Ol’ Harold has developed a balance between essential details that will weather handling by uneducated hands and superfluous detail that might not last the first operation session. As a result cars and motive equipment that were built and put in operation thirty years ago continue to function efficiently on this road today.
Ol’ Harold planned this home based railroad for operation and did not miscalculate his ability to build and maintain so it was completed including hand laid track, electronics, structures and scenery in a timely manner. He has since devoted his efforts to building freight and passenger equipment some of which you will not see in operation on other railroads.
We hope you enjoyed this brief look at the Fall River Line. If you every get a chance to visit the Fall River Line, which is occasionally listed on one of the Chicagoland model railroad tours, don’t pass up the opportunity. You will not regret it. You may even be invited to participate in one of their operation sessions, have a cup of coffee perked in his vintage coffee pot and have a couple of Martha’s home baked goodies. If you plan on being in the Chicagoland area and want to contact Ol’ Harold drop me an email at CWRailman@cox.net and I will see if I can hook you up.
By the way, you can see several video’s we shot on the Fall River Line about 20 years ago and were converted from tape to digital on our CWRailman Youtube channel.
Happy Model Railroading!