Lyon Valley Northern

This site is designed to promote the hobby of ferroequinology. It also provides an opportunity to show the development of the "Lyon Valley Northern": an HO railroad featuring CN and BNSF action in the West. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments at

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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

D&H Adirondack Branch Ops Session Part 1

I was over to an Ops session at Michel Boucher's on Monday.  A great operating railroad.  Here is a part one video with some running during the session and an interview with Michel.

The model depicts the Operations of the Adirondack Branch from Saratoga N.Y. to North Creek N.Y. and on to the National Lead Mine at TAHAWUS N.Y. (Sanford Lake)
The major towns and industries are: from Saratoga going North, Corinth home of the International Paper Company. There are two Paper Mills in Corinth: The Kraft Mill (new) and the Older Finishing Mill. There are also some small local service providers such as a grain loading, fuel dealer and a team track.

Next is Warrensburg also a Paper Mill town. Warrensburg Board & Paper is a staging track along the line. The next town is North Creek. Michel has taken some liberty with North Creek. The model is a little larger than the real thing as he took license to increase the traffic volume. North Creek is home to an engine facility, a small yard to hold and classify local traffic and store and repair empty hoppers for National Lead at TAHAWUS. Major local industries are: Gilmore Feed and Seed, Suburban Propane,Ireco Chemicals, Peck & Peck Clothing and a CO-OP. There is also a Team Track. Twenty five miles north of North Creek located at Sanford Lake is the Great Eastern Lumber Company that has a Saw Mill as well as a Planing Mill also in Sanford Lake Arthur White & Sons of Corinth N.Y. has a loading track to load logs for the paper mills. Further North at Tahawus you will find the National Lead Mine that produces titanium and also the Republic Steel smelter that produces iron ore pellets.

Michel's HO Scale Railroad operates point to point and is located in Gatineau Quebec Canada.


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