Revised 6-2011

 

Eastern Front Railroad

The “Eastern Front Railroad” was designed and built by Mr. John Gowland of Lutherville, MD.  It was a generic depiction of the German Army during World War II while staging their equipment and preparing for their push into Russia in 1944 and 1945.  The layout was almost 400 square feet in size.  The layout included:

· 228 structures

· 20 bridges and 3 major scratch-built trestles

· 14 painted and detailed European prototype locomotives and 140 railroad cars

· Approximately 650 painted and weathered German and Russian tanks, trucks and other vehicles, as well as a number of German airplanes

· Approximately 13,000 painted and weathered figures of German and Russian soldiers and civilians.

· 8,000 hand made trees and 150,000 painted white metal castings (barrels, crates, machinery, etc.)

 

By 2009, most of the rolling stock and military equipment have been sold to raise funds for the new display layout currently under construction.  Many of the highly detailed buildings have been kept for use on the new layout; others have been sold. 

Eastern Front RR OverallGerman TownCurved trestleGrain Storage

THE DONATION THAT STARTED THE BOOTHBAY MODEL RR GROUP

Hideout Germans

We still find German soldiers…..

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