Workin’ On The Railroad

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Dan Zugelter’s model of passenger station at Hinton, West Virginia, captures a day in 1938.

In this day when you think you’ve seen everything and experience has jaded your reasoning, it is a jolt to discover something truly unique which takes your breath away.

Dan Zugelter has created a miniature miracle in his guesthouse. From plywood and screening wire, tin and balls of cotton, from rocks and gravel and gallons of paint and yards of miniature lights, he has built towns and villages, mountains and a winding river, all in support of his hobby — model railroading. It is all in perfect scale and an exact replica of the way things were when the railroad was the major form of transportation in this country. He has been thinking about it for years.

Read the entire article in the January 2004 issue

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