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Johnson reportedly exhibited his model at the 1915 world’s fair in San Francisco in order to get the attention of the railroads for his electric semaphore.

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Back on Track: Remarkable model train returns to Verde Valley

When it comes to trains, history keeps on giving.While Verde Canyon Railroad was celebrating the 60th birthday of Engines 1510 and 1512 on May 11, another little locomotive was enjoying its first return to the Verde Valley in 40 years.