We are pleased to share with you some of the pleasures that we enjoy in model railroading and preserving some of the history of railroading in and around our South Eastern Idaho community. Pocatello is a true railroad town, created by the Union Pacific (UPRR) on land acquired from the Bannock-Shoshone Indians a hundred and some odd years ago. The major East-West UP line between Omaha and Portland crosses the North-South route between Salt Lake City and southern Montana where connections are made to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Montana Rail Link. Yes, Pocatello was once known as a dirty, smoky "railroad town" but a good description today would be a pleasant little college town of about 50,000 nestled in the hills at the east edge of the Arco desert. The UPRR is still one of our biggest employers although restructuring has eliminated many local railroad activities including the big 40 track hump yard.
This page, hosted by Idaho's Microserv, like our model railroad is under construction. We intend our web page, model railroad and museum to evolve to ever higher quality, but in the meantime we'll share what we have with you.
For more information:
news and announcements for club members Where When and Who A bit of Society history Current Work in Progress The layouts Control and PowerBruce Hegstrom - Len Brotherton - John Pino Some pictures of the Society works Some historical pictures Our Constitution and Bylaws
Gone but not forgotten