Freeman, Henry


Henry is VP for Operations of the B&O Railroad Historical Society. He has been a clinician at NMRA National and Regional Conventions, Prototype Modeler meets and B&ORHS conventions. His articles have appeared in Model Railroader, Model Railroad Planning and the Operations SIG's Dispatcher Office, as well as B&ORHS publications. Henry is a retired newspaper and digital publisher and editor. His newsrooms won numerous national awards, including a Pulitzer Prize.

Clinics Presented:

Introduction to prototype research


Learn how prototype research can improve your layout's design and operations. Discussion includes tips for researching time and place, types of prototype documents, ICC valuation records, the National Archives and the Library of Congress holdings, Sanborn Insurance maps and other sources of information in a digital world. Freeman's article Research in the Information Age appeared in Model Railroad Planning 2002.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mt. Saint Helens
Thursday, Aug 27 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Mt. Bachelor

Thinking outside the box: Designing the B&O Chicago Terminal RR


How do you model an urban railroad that served 500 industries with 60 switch crews a day in a 500 square foot space? This clinic includes the process of compressing elements of the 1956 prototype, the creative solutions to maximizing the available space for the HO-scale design and a look at the prototype research. You may find out that you have more room for your railroad than you think.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sellwood
Thursday, Aug 27 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Mt. Bachelor