A BNSF Z train passing rebuilt Greensburg:
The AccuWeather storm tracking train:
Kansas City Southern's Southern Belle (which passed my home daily when I was growing up) passes the prototypical signaling system. It is also passing a weather radar.
Railroads helped to build America and, every day, they move the goods we use in our daily lives. That is what is in those shipping containers and trailers passing under St. Louis' Gateway Arch. In real life, there is a BNSF track under the Arch. In the St. Louis part of the layout we have Ted Drewes Frozen Custard -- a location everyone St. Louisian knows.
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions serves all of these railroads and hundreds of other clients. Here, we look down a runway at our client O'Hare (did you know railyards border two sides of O'Hare?) with a Beechcraft (also a client) getting ready to take off. To the right, you see the original O'Hare terminal with the weather station on the top.
Model train aficionados say, "Today is the first day of the rest of your layout." Not for me. This is beyond wonderful and I am having so much fun. Hope you've enjoyed this little tour.