About the Layout

Name: Eagle REAGLERIVER2014stretchiver Division
Inspired by MOPAC’s slogan “The Route of the Eagles” and FRISCO’s route along the west bank of the Mississippi River, “The River Division”.
Scale: HO. 1:87
Period/Era: 1969-1979
Railroads: Missouri Pacific Lines (MOPAC), St. Louis-San Francisco RR (Frisco), Missouri-Kansas-Texas RR (M-K-T), and
Terminal RR of St. Louis (TRRA)
Location: Freelanced. Missouri. Fictitious location names and industries.
Superintendent: Mopac Mike
Dispatching: CTC
Control System: Lenz Easy-DCC corded throttles;  CVP wireless throttles
Software: JMRI
Car Forwarding: Computer-generated switchlists.  Click here to view example.
System Map:
Crew Size: 8
Jobs: Dispatcher, Road Crew, Brewery Job, Oak Hill Turn, Cement and Quarry Job, Steel Mill, Industrial Park Turn, Westburg Peddler
Layout Description:






The Eagle River Division is a fictional division of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad with right-of-way along the west bank of a mighty river, from the major river city of Lafayette, Missouri to the town of South Park to the South.  Right-of-way is shared with the Missouri Pacific from South Park north to Eagle Junction.

Industries served by the Frisco include Purina Mills at Oak Hill, Riverside Cement and Sulphur Springs Quarry, and the industries at South Park.  Missouri-Pacific served industries include a steel mill, a brewery, and several grain elevators.  The Katy (MKT) and Terminal RR of St. Louis (TRRA) are also represented with interchanges between the MKT and Frisco at Oak Hill, and between the TRRA and Frisco at South Park.  Additionally, the MOP and Frisco interchange at Oak Hill.

Mopac and TRRA service industries on the Illinois side at the town of Ferritin,where Lego Steel, Ferritin Industrial Park, and Madison Power and Light are located.

Mopac freight trains travel east and west between Waldo and Lafayette.  Frisco trains run between South Park and Lafayette.  South Park Terminal is a staging yard for Mopac, Frisco, and TRRA trains. The west town of Waldo and east town of Lafayette are working classification yards, sometimes with only a yard clerk on duty.  Engineer/conductors of trains departing and terminating from these yards must do their own train assembly and break-down if no yardmaster is available.

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