...wherein I write about the research and modeling efforts around my personal history project: the R Street corridor in Sacramento California.
Ultimately my goal is to build a HO scale model railroad layout along three walls of a spare bedroom. As a start, I plan to build one or two modules for the Sacramento Modular Railroaders club. Both the home layout and the modules will be based on how R Street looked in August 1950. The modules will spotlight some of my favorite buildings that I won't be able to fit in my spare bedroom layout. The bedroom layout will cover R street from 2nd street up to about 7th Street.
Along the way I'm happily discovering offshoots and travelling down strange tangents in history triggered by my research on the railroads, industries and people that inhabited R Street.
So, let's explore this gritty industrial corridor and all the facets of history that are connected with it. Your comments and questions are more than welcome. Feel free to contact me at wpcon2008(the at symbol)yahoo.com.