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RPO Newsbag

This is the Lowell Smith Signature Series and RailSmith blog, (or perhaps it's better called, ‘stories around the caboose stove’). Either way, bookmark this page for updates as they happen and check back regularly!

An interview with Lowell

One of the benefits of having an amazingly talented daughter is connecting with her business associates at Propel Businessworks. Tim Griffin of Mission: Communicate helped Jamie with much of the technical aspects of my new website, and although he lives across the globe, he touches many companies in the world in the area of website…

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Railroad Christmas Joy

I truly believe that this hobby is one of the greatest in the world. The spirit of camaraderie we share makes us a tight knit group. Some of the people that I consider to be my closest friends are my “brothers in rail”. They know my family and I have met many of theirs. I…

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Walt Disney Family Museum Christmas 2013

Producing a Christmas themed car each year for The Walt Disney Family Museum, is so much fun! The museum is such a nice place to visit and tells the story of the great man, Walt Disney. His life’s story, success, and dreams are told with each display and image. There is so much to take…

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Lowell, Barb, Ron & Diane

Some sad Disney news

A nice day turned very sad when we heard of the passing of Diane Disney Miller, who is the daughter of Walt Disney and just an amazing woman. Here is the link to the information posted at The Walt Disney Family Museum.  A dark cloud will be over the museum when we are there Saturday,…

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Teaser: Preproduction ‘Tiger Stripe’ RS-3

It is just like Christmas when a production run arrives here!  The moment of opening the box, and gazing for the first time, a train that was probably thought of years before and took at least a year to produce. It is very exciting for me and I hope you feel the same way.  …

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American Fruit Packers Columbia Belle Arrives Today!

Most folks I talk with love the fall season. It comes and goes so fast though, there is little time to enjoy the most colorful time of the year.   Two weeks ago Barb and I did something we have never done before, we joined some friends at an apple press party.  The result was…

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Holiday Boxcar Signing with Lowell Smith

Save the Date! On Saturday November 30th, 2013 Barb and I will be in San Francisco at the Walt Disney Family Museum.  This will be a fun event where I release and unveil, for the first time, the 2013 Christmas car. This years car as in the past, will be very special and is really…

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Fall Means Indoor Railroading for the Model Railroad Enthusiast

I really love the fall season.  Every year, as the days get colder, it is a reminder of the fun hobby of model railroading. And although it truly is not a seasonal hobby for me, it is the time of year the focus comes back indoors after the fun warm days of summer. Last night…

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Lowell and Barb Smith

Silver Smith Tour 2013 recap

A trip of a lifetime is one way to describe our Silver Smith Tour of 2013. Our private rail cars traveled on the California Zephyr, The Empire Builder, and The Coast Starlight circling our wonderful country through the Rockies, the plains, the Cascades and back home. The Silver Lariat (The Silver Smith) dome car, The…

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Welcome to the new face of LowellSmith.net

We’ve just finished a beautiful new website redesign and development project!  What do you think?  We’ve made it easier to navigate, purchase, and find information, and have made it more dynamic by adding galleries, testimonials, and a blog! Keep a close eye on this site by subscribing to our RSS feed or bookmarking us!  We’ll be…

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What They Say:

Linda and Pete B.

Just wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to be with you and the many other happy folks who experienced the Feather River Canyon trip.  I know you put a lot of work into making this special trip a reality and it all came together extremely well!

K L

What a trip! We had a great time- exceeded our expectations by a mile. The Silver Lariat was simply stunning. A gem on the rails. The scenery and weather were perfect. The delays were not an issue for us at all. All just a good days work on the railroad! Thank you for all the…

J D

Thanks, Lowell, for another awesome addition to an already incredible train.

Jerry

I really am enjoying what you are producing, Lowell! Thanks for doing it. Jerry

D.

“You have no idea how excited I am about these cars . . .”

Gordon and Dorothy

I have never been treated as graciously and in a manner more suited to a VIP in my life, as I was on our train trip.  It’s obvious how you’ve made your life a success story.  Looking around the train and seeing your friends I’m pretty sure they  were all made to feel very special by you, and your…

R.L.

Ferdinand Magellan is great! This really fits your mission of offering significant cars that otherwise wouldn’t be produced.

J.Wallace

AFT is a real dream come true for me. Thanks for all your hard work!

D.K.

I am speechless!  The AFT Showcase car is everything I hoped it would be; and more.

R.M.

These are indeed miniature masterpieces.

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