Hi Gauger's: Today I stoped at The Little River Railroad And Lumber Company Museum in Townsend, Tennessee. Out side the Smoky Mountain National Park. It's very interesting. I never really knew about railroad logging operations in this part of the country. I knew about the Mid-West, Upper Mid-West, and Western USA. After the Civil War, logging operations started here in East Tennessee. It continued up to World War II. During this time, the country has in hard economic hardships. With the start of the war, steal was in short suppy. It was profitable for the railroads to rear up theur track and sell it. They even cut up their shays as scrape! :cry: The land was sold to the State of Tennessee. This was handed over to the national government. In the 1940's, FDR named it as the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Here's their web site link: www.LittleRiverRailroad.org HWY 321, PO Box 211, Townsend, Tennessee 37882 They are starting a model railroad of logging operations. Since I will be living in a small apartment. This will give me a chance to work on model trains. Plus I have some building and stuff I can donate. :thumb: It's a good cause. Railroads is what made this country great. Without them, it would have taken alot longer for us to grow as a nation. I feel no matter where I live. I want to be part of restoring the areas railroad history. I helped in Wisconsin and now it's time for E Tennessee. If you get a chance to visit Dollywood and the Smokies, come over to Townsend and see this little railroad! Andy PS My sister Jennifer is getting me information about the Atomic Train in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She is a scientist for the DOE.