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Photo by Wayne Burling
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Located in Mt. Pleasant, Missouri, less than an hour west of St. Louis, Augusta Station was the realization of a dream for Jerry Smith. Jerry wanted to construct the model train layout that every kid dreams of, and enlisted the help of the Mississippi Valley N Scalers to make that dream a reality. Augusta Station was not just one layout, but several, including interactive games and a gift shop.|
Pictured is the new 5,000 square foot building for Augusta Station on Locust Street. It is a clear span building, with central air conditioning, a gift shop, rest rooms, and a workshop. At the time of this photograph, there were 4 N Scale layouts, 1 HO layout, 1 G Scale layout, and an architectural diarama (with an operating monorail) of a shopping mall. There was also a setup where people (children of all ages) can operate skip loaders, plus a 1:24 scale road racing set.
Augusta Station Is Closed and the Layout Has Been Removed
Augusta Station is located at 5509 Locust Street in downtown Augusta, Missouri.
To reach the museum from Interstate 40 (travelling West), exit South on Route 94. Travel through the coutryside for about 18 miles, and follow the signs to Mt. Pleasant Winery. When you reach Augusta, turn left onto Jackson. Go toward town along the vinyards and take a left onto Locust. Go past the school, and Augusta Station will be on your left at the bottom of a small hill..
To reach the museum from Interstate 40 (travelling West), take the Route 100 West exit to Washington, Missouri. Washington is 10 miles from Interstate 44. In Washington, turn right on Route 47. Take that across the bridge over the Missouri River. Proceed to Route 94, and turn right. Once you are in Dutzow, Route 94 takes a jog to the right. Proceed 7 miles to Augusta, turn right on Jackson, and left on Locust. Go past the school, and Augusta Station will be on your left.
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