Exploring David Barrow’s Cat Mountain & Santa Fe Railway

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David Barrow’s HO scale model of Cat Mountain & Santa Fe Railway is one of the most innovative layouts to come out of the 20th century. David’s depiction of the barren landscape that made up mid-1900’s West Texas remains a true inspiration for future modelers to create unique scenes, and a reminder that anything is possible on a model railroad.

In this segment, Allen Keller heads behind the scenes to show you a typical run on the arid trackage of West Texas. As we follow sweeper Train 506 in its journey from Somerville to Amarillo, making its block and car switches along the way, you’ll get to see the work of a true master modeler. Come along as we ride the rails of David’s inspirational layout and take note of the grain-hauling operations that made this railroad so vital to a budding Texas economy. Don’t miss out!