Coon Valley Railway Company
source for repair and restoration of Lionel and detailing and
complete custom building of HO and O gauge locomotives.
and railroading have been a life long passion with me. I grew up
with the "Burlington Route" running by my back door as
well as the back yard of my grandparents. I spent many an hour
just sitting under a shade tree waiting for that sound. The deep
earth shaking rumbling of the engines as they struggled against
the weight of the train . I was not fortunate enough to have been
around during the age of steam, but I have witnessed it's power,
smells, and sound through the engines of the Union Pacific. Those
days of mainline steam are gone forever but I can recreate it in
HO scale to bring back those memories.
memories are of the sleek fluted stainless steel of the early E
series locomotives pulling the fabled "California Zephyr"
passed my grandparents back door. I used to ride that train
between Chariton and Burlington, Iowa once a month to visit my
other set of grandparents. Both of my grandfathers had worked for
be my great pleasure to recreate the memories of your past, be it
steam or diesel. Whether it is a body, a full engine, a complete
train to run on a layout, or just for display, I'll do whatever
is necessary to bring your memories to life.