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For the Love of Trains

I often get asked “where do you get these ideas”? 

Well, if you know me, it’s not a short answer. Nor is it a simple response. But like most of you, I have always loved trains.

As you might know, I’m a railroad modeler. I love to build the miniature world and operate the trains in a way they did ‘back in the day’. When you look at the different ‘series’ of trains I produce, many are based only from ideas in my own mind. As things go, one leads to another. Each ‘series’ has its’ own story and each story is fun to remember.

In 1994 I commissioned Micro-Trains to produce a special run for me. My first, of what has become much more than I ever expected.

Here is a photo of that first car. I had it made as a celebrating reminder of the 125th anniversary of the the Gold Spike.

Here we are now, about to celebrate the 150th anniversary of something that was such an accomplishment back in 1869. Our nation has never been the same, and I suppose I can say that my decision to make this Gold Spike special run certainly changed me as well.

Lowell

Lowell Smith

A native of Portland, Oregon, Lowell Smith married his church choir sweetheart Barb in 1978. After a lifetime of rail-fanning, Lowell and Barb ventured out in 1992 to launch a new business in Portland, Oregon. Read more

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R.M.

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S. S.

I got my new Santa Fe business cars, they are superb and worth the wait ten times over. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

Jerry E.

Received GN A10 today. Absolutely stunning! I am very pleased. Thank You all. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

J.Wallace

AFT is a real dream come true for me. Thanks for all your hard work! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

R.M.

You know I’m always looking forward to the next release and its arrival with great anticipation. I treasure my Lowell Smith Signature collection. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

K.

My kids absolutely love the Christmas cars! The C.K. Holiday, along with the Carolwood and Disney cars makes a wonderful Christmas train. It made many a loop under our tree this year. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

G.D.

Lowell, thanks to you and your company SP&S modelers (myself included) are having a much easier time modeling the North Bank Road. Thank you for your hard work! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

D.G.

Nothing better than receiving that white box from Lowell Smith. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

Rick S.

Every new release from your Signature Series gets me revved up for the rails. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

P.B.

Thanks for all the great trains – it’s nice to have such wonderful rolling stock on the layout. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

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