Pueblo & Arkansas Valley RR
An HO pike by Dick Vogler
The Pueblo and Arkansas Valley RR is a room-size HO layout designed for realistic operations with both switching and distance running. Designer and Superintendent Dick Vogler works to exacting standards and is focused on both realism and smooth running.
The Pueblo & Arkansas Valley is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Denver & Rio Grande Western following what came to be known as the Tennessee Pass line. The modeled portion stretches from Pueblo to Canon City and includes the Colorado Fuel & Iron steel mill at Minnequa (served by the Colorado & Wyoming), just south of Pueblo, all representing the early diesel years of the DGRW and AT&SF.
Track work is complete and regular operating session are conducted. Many of the structures are represented with foam core mockups and little scenery is in place yet. Digitrax DCC with radio controls the trains and all turnouts are thrown by Tortoise switch motors. Most locomotives have sound. The emphasis is on having a good time.