Lou FlammiaThe Last Train

Lou Flammia of Springfield, VT, long time member of the BTO and our Web Master and our friend passed away June 10, after a brief illness.  click for more about Lou

Requiescat in pace

'What's New'
will be premiering this summer. Take a look, it will be changed or added to as we move through the year.

2020 USA New Year's Car
New Year's Car
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BTO USA Halloween Car
Halloween Car
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Welcome to the Big Train Operator Club

"Havin' Fun Runnin' Trains"

Whether you are a garden railroader, modeler, collector, G-scale fan or just a Big Train lover, you are invited to join the Big Train Operator Club. Inc. 

The club is a group of enthusiasts, hobbyists, and collectors who devote much of their time and energy to Large-Scale trains. The club was founded in 1978 (formerly the LGB Model Railroad Club or LGBMRRC) and now has members throughout the United States and in several countries.

You know by now, we cancelled the 2020 Convention in St. Louis. We thought Covid-19 precluded any other choice, but we are very much aware that we must move forward.

There are new Member Only products and plans are well underway for Cleveland in 2021 and an 'Even Better' St. Louis Convention in 2022. Watch these pages as our plans roll out.


Caboose, cabin car, crummy, way car, van, ape cage, throne room, hack, buggy, the office, shanty, monkey house, bedbug haven-American railroaders have known the last car on a freight train by all these names and more, and often as an ever-so-humble home. - Donald Dale Jackson


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