Due to overwhelming public response to our Railroad Museum, new members interested in modeling, history, building and operating model railroad layouts are needed. You will have the opportunity to help in the museum, greeting our visitors and helping them to enjoy their visit. The social activities we used to have in our railroad club have been put aside temporarily while we worked hard to get the museum up and running, but we are working on restoring some of them starting in the near future and eventually we will be having the field trips restored as well. Please check out our Upcoming Events page to see what has been scheduled. Also, check out the Past Events page to see how we have restarted our social events.
NOTE: The "Video Players" page has been changed to "Archives". The videos removed from the "Railroad
Museum" page are still on the new "Archives" page, under the Railroad Museum section (section one). Also the contents
of the "Past Events" have been moved to the "Archives" page and the Past Events page deleted. Some of the displays on the
Archives page may be in a smaller format than originally.
From now on all "older" videos and movies from the "Railroad Museum" page will be moved to the "Archives" page
and any events from the "Upcoming Events" page that have come and gone will be moved to the Past Events section (section
two) of the "Archives" page.
WHISTLE STOP RAILROAD CLUB
The Railroad Museum in Kingman, AZ is Operated by the Whistle Stop Railroad Club in cooperation with the
City of Kingman and is located in the east end of the Train Depot (Amtrak Railroad Station) on Route 66 (E. Andy Devine
Ave.) in downtown Kingman, AZ
The video below was taken on 24 October 2012, 1 month and 9 days after the museum was opened, by a visitor to
the museum, when there was still a lot of work to be done. It was recently discovered on YouTube and by using the "share"
feature from YouTube, it was put here on this site.
The club members have built the Lionel O gauge and the HO gauge layouts from scratch beginning with the frame
work of those layouts before they moved into the depot and adding everything to the frames after getting into the depot on
2 July 2012. The N scale layout was already owned by the club but has been made larger and remodeled from the original after
moving into the depot.
Work on the 3 layouts reached a point where the trains were running even though there was still a lot of work
to be done but there was enough done so the club could open the museum to the public. Much more work has been and continues
to be done to all 3 layouts. When finished, we will have the grand opening. In the meantime, please visit the Railroad
Museum page on this website to see all the work done from the start to the present day with lots of snapshots, slideshows,
and videos showing all the changes and additions. And of course, visit the museum itself whenever possible to see in real
life all the work done and in progress.
The music video player that we have just below now contains 7 music videos complete with an index of the titles.
This video player is set up for you to pick the song you want from the video list. When it finishes and you
want to hear another, just click on "playlist" in the lower right corner and click on the next song you want.
All 7 videos were assembled by the WSRRC Photographer from videos and audios already on her computer. Four of
them were made by making a video of them as they were playing on her computer. One was made by taking a video of a picture
of the actual engine in the song (Casey Jones) while also recording the song itself in the background. The remaining
2 songs were made by taking a video of a picture of a train while recording an audio version of a song to match it.
NOTE: The singer of the Casey Jones song is Billy Murray, a popular singer around the time of the actual train
wreck in which Casey Jones lost his life.
This video player is set up to come up with the Playlist showing. Click on the video you want to view and when it
comes up right click and click zoom in then immediately right click again and clich zoom out in order to fill the white
square, leaving the video full size.
No matter which of the videos you pick first, the player will play all the rest that follow and go back
automatically to the first one on the list. However, if you only want to view one or a few of your own choice, just click
on the playlist link on the bottom right corner and choose the video you want.
So -- After all the above -- Who are we? What do we do? How can you join our club?
These and many other questions can be answered on the pages within this website. If you don't see anything
that answers your questions, then go to the contact page and send us an email. It should be answered within 3 days unless
our contact person is on vacation, or otherwise can't get back to you that soon, Be assured your email will be answered.
Since this website has been started (in early 2011) there have been many changes. In order to keep up with the
changes and page additions, refer to the summary of the pages, directly below.
Home --- this is the home page
About --- tells how the club got started and what we do
Contact --- e-mail contacts and misc links
Comments --- made by people who have visited this site
Donations --- artifacts and model railroad items needed by the club
Upcoming Events --- events listed as they are scheduled
Watching Trains --- vidoes and animations of trains running (both model train layouts and live trains)
Railroad Museum --- this page tells all about our Railroad Museum in Pictures and videos
Where are they? --- locations of model train layouts with public access
History --- this is a fairly new page and is still under construction. Please keep checking back
Archives --- this page contains the old displays from the Railroad Museum and the Past Events pages
Maintenance of Way --- pictures and animations showing our members constantly working to improve the layouts
Faqs & Stats --- this page contains various facts and statistics of interest
Membership --- the WSRRC's membership form for potential new members
General Info --- misc info - check here for addtional answers to your questions and FYI's
If you think this page has been somewhat informative and entertaining, please check out our other pages for
even more information and entertainment.
Please tell your friends about this website.
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Last updated: 7 March 2014