Forsyth, Stuart


Stuart A. Forsyth, a life member of NMRA, has been researching Cajon Pass (from Colton to Summit) since 1959. As Secretary and then Chairman of the Pacific Coast Chapter of the R&LHS, he helped create the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento. He currently serves on the Archives Oversight Committee of the Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society's Western Archives, which are located at the Depot in San Bernardino. While his layout of Cajon Pass has yet to be built, he has learned a lot over the intervening years. Now that he has retired from his most-recent position as Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, hopefully he will have time to turn dreams into reality in his large garage in San Diego.

Clinics Presented:

Modeling from Train Sheets ... because half the time it was too dark to take photos


This clinic shares the fascinating results of analyzing Cajon Pass trains sheets for May 1-7, 1945. Learn what a train sheet is; the FileMaker database built to analyze them; and what the sheets reveal-including the numbers, lengths, tonnages and speeds of the trains operated, and the types, numbers and assignments of the engines used to haul them. See a day in the life of a steam helper and the Summit operator. Learn how the railroad was run and the engines you need to model.

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mt. Bachelor