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Friday, January 26, 2018

A Pass from the Yorkville & Western

Recently received was this pass from the Yorkville & Western Railroad.

That was the railroad of Fred Schorr, and note who he issued it to, Pierre Bourassa, another very well-known OO gauge enthusiast. I have a number of models from both of their layouts, so this is a treat to own.

Back in that day people often issued passes for their model railroad. It was a way to connect. These days they are a rarity for model railroaders to produce these, but as the real ones (from actual railroads) can be highly collectible, this is certainly and interesting item for us too.

For a look at another OO gauge layout pass (from the Jersey Coast & Western) see this article.