— a HO scale Railroad belonging to George Watson of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
The Bear Mountain Southern Pacific (B.M.S.P) railroad is a fictitious railroad modelling the upper west coast of North America in the years 1945 to 1975. It runs point to point from Lentown to Curtisville with twenty towns on the route.
George has been working on this layout for 41 years and has created an intricately sceniced railroad laid out over three rooms in his basement.
George holds monthly operating sessions on the last Friday of the month which generally requires 12 or more operators to run a full session — a dispatcher, three yard managers and four engineers with conductors. They use two-way radios and intercoms for communications, radio controlled throttles, computer generated work orders and a fast clock.
Sessions are always challenging and exciting with very few mishaps. Everyone has a great time followed by pop, donuts and chit chat at the end of the session.
Pictures of the new expansion can be found starting at page 13. It is a work in process.
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