Table Rock Lake Railroad

Tom and Mary Lavely
Shell Knob, MO

Table Rock RR is a scenic 30s line serving the logging, mining and quarrying industries in the mountains with 400’+ track using track power. Railroad includes five mills, a mine, a quarry, town and the Missouri-Grandin logging operation plus company hotel. There are two tunnels, eight bridges, three ponds, three trestles, 11′ girder bridge and a Roaring River. Grades include up to 5%.
Missouri stone is old, the oldest in the United States – the waterfall stone is loaded with trilobites”. Even a large, 100 lb stone step has fossils in its tread. Tom and Mary have gleaned the rocks from their site, the woods and ditches.


2 thoughts on “Table Rock Lake Railroad”

  1. Hi Tom
    At 2.24 on your video you have some rock with horizontal lines.
    Do you have a video on how to make them?
    I have been thinking about how to do rock like that for part of our RR.
    I also want to learn more about your stone buildings.
    Jim Evans

    1. Jim-
      To answer your query about 2:24 . . . I believe that shot is on the old Mill. The only rock that shows extreme horizontal lines is in the “quarry” 2:42 . . . I have to admit that stone came from Arizona. Tom has some wonderful stories about my loading up our vehicles with stone when on a trip 🙂 If you want to learn more about Stone & Cement, email us your address and we’ll send you a catalog, or check out our website.
      Thanks for asking. Mary

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