Railroads have long had a firm grip on the human imagination.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Railroad iron is a magician's rod in its power to evoke the sleeping energies of land and water."
The Alexandria Model Railroad Association (AMRA) is a great example of how this power can turn into a passion.
History of railroad
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