Explorer Fred Kurtz Images for Railway Model
Jon and Fred are lifelong best friends. They started building their first HO model railroad in a basement in 1969 when they were around 15 – 16 years old on three 4 x 8 feet tables. That railroad was called the KS&W and lasted until Fred got married and left home. Then about seven years ago, Fred moved within a couple of miles of Jon and they both started building railroads in their basements, resurrecting the KS&W name. Like all railroads, they renamed the railroads a year ago to KSX. They work once a week, on Wednesday nights, alternating houses (unless Fred is on a photo trip:). These are fairly large railroads – Fred has eight mainlines and Jon has five mains plus a dedicated Zoo line where the Carousel will eventually go with his photographs on it from his last NE Kenya Tour.