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  1. Grayslake Rocket

    Grayslake Rocket

    As dusk settles in, Metra North Central train #120 waits for the light on the connector track as Metra Milwaukee North train #2147 streaks past. In a minute #120 will turn the corner and start its non-stop journey to Chicago Union Station, some 40 miles distant, passing 16 stations along the way.
  2. Benched!


    No takers on the bench during this rainstorm. The rocks however. must go through... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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