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we meet twice a week for breakfast

MONDAY & friday at 8:00 am

 

If you enjoy friendship and model trains come and meet us. The Florida Citrus Model Train Society members meet every Monday & Friday at 8:00 AM for breakfast at the Blue Moon Diner, 10076 Griffin Road, Cooper City, FL 33328 

Pine Lake Plaza - Corner of Griffin Road & Palm Avenue (SW 100 Avenue)

(next to McDonalds on the Southwest Corner). We are always pleased to welcome new or interested people. We have members of all ages who share a passion for toy trains, fun activities, lively debate and new friendships. Please stop buy - we would love to meet you. We have our own Private Dining Room.

(See: BREAKFAST CLUB)

Memorial day

MAY 25, 2015

OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

6650 GRIFFIN ROAD

DAVIE, FL 33314

saturdays 12 noon - 4:00 pm

may 23, 2015 - august 8, 2015

 

 

OLD DAVIE SCHOOL

HISTORICAL MUSEUM

6650 GRIFFIN ROAD

DAVIE, FL 33314

(954 -797- 1044)

LESLIE SCHROEDER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

www.olddavieschool.org

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015

12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015

12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015

12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015

TRAIN DISPLAY

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SPECIAL FATHER’S day PROGRAM

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015

12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM

 

SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015

MUSEUM CLOSED

 

SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015

12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM

 

SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015

12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM

SPECIAL PROGRAM

“HAVE TEA WITH BARBI”

 

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015

12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015

12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM

 

LAST DAY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015

12:00 NOON - 4:00 PM

 

 

 

futURe evENTs

 

YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM

BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY

751 SW 121 AVENUE

DAVIE, FL 33325

(954-357-5437)

(SETUP AUGUST 13 & 14)

GRAND OPENING SATURDAY

AUGUST 15, 2015

TO SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

 

 

WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

8601 WEST BROWARD BLVD

PLANTATION, FL 33324

(954-765-1560)

(SETUP OCTOBER 28 - 30)

GRAND OPENING SATURDAY

October 31, 2015

TO NOVEMBER 21, 2015

 

 

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

16835 SHERIDAN STREET

PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33331

(954-357-6580)

(SETUP NOVEMBER 23 - 25)

GRAND OPENING SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 28, 2015

TO JANUARY 4, 2016

Past EVENTS

JOE PISCOTTI & MIKE COLLINS

DISPLAYING CAR FLOAT APRON AND LV TUG

MAY 15, 2015 

May 15, 2015 (L-R) Joe Pisciotti, Mike Collins displaying Mike's "Car Float Apron & LV Tugboat". This display is part of the Mike Collins "New" HO Layout.

(See: MIKE COLLINS NEW LAYOUT)

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HAVING LUNCH AT BIG lOUIE'S

APRIL 30, 2015 

April 30, 2015 (L-R) Tom Rottenberg, Bob Balog, John Faso, Don Kneuer, Steven Kneuer, Jason Ramsey, David Mikelson, Bill Tessar, Joe Parisini, Ken Sargeant having lunch at Big Louie's after operating "G" & "O" Scale Trains at Don Kneuer's residence in Hollywood. (See: AGENDA)

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HAVING LUNCH AT BIG lOUIE'S

APRIL 16, 2015 

April 16, 2015 (L-R) John Michna, Tom Rottenberg, John Faso, Steven Kneuer, Ken Sargeant, Don Kneuer, Bill Nielsen having lunch at Big Louie's after operating "G" & "O" Scale Trains at Don Kneuer's home in Hollywood.

(See: AGENDA)

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HAVING LUNCH AT ROB'S fAMILY bbq

FORMALLY SCRUBY'S BBQ

OWNED BY ROB & MARY SCRUBY

APRIL 9, 2015 

Thursday April 9, 2015 (L- R) Jason Ramsey, Steven Kneuer, Don Kneuer, Ken Sargeant, Tom Rottenberg, Bill Nielsen, David Mikelson having lunch at "Rob's Family BBQ", after running model trains at Ken Sargeant's residence.

(See: PHOTO GALLERY)

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the day we decided to incororate

as a non profIt organization

MARCH 30, 2015 

Monday March 30, 2015 (L- R) Bill Nielsen, Rick Compton, John Faso, Bob Brown, John Michna, Joe Parisini, David Mikelson, Mike Lazzopina, Ken Sargeant, Jason Ramsey, Tom Rottenberg, Frank Atanasio, Steven Kneuer, Joe Pisciotti, Dan McMurtrie, Kieve Ehrlich, Don Kneuer 

(See: AGENDA) & (BREAKFAST CLUB)

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new "n" scale Layout

donated by sherrie catley

in mEmory of her loving husband

Bryan D catley

MARCH 12, 2015 

Thursday March 12, 2015 (L- R) Steven Kneuer, Jason Ramsey, Don Kneuer, Bill Nielsen by the New "N" Scale Layout donated by Sherrie Catley in memory of her loving husband Bryan D Catley. (present but not in picture Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant, Una Michna, John Michna) (See: AGENDA) & (DISPLAYS)

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12 th MONTHLY WHISTLE STOP GATHERING

FRAN KOERNER RESIDENCE

(CO-HOSTS) dAVID MIKELSON, jANET hAGER 

MARCH 1, 2015  4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunday  March 1, 2015 (Seated L- R) Linda Rudolph, Debbi Tessar, Ann Gehring, Norma Russell, July Balog, Kimberly Ramsey, Anna Ramsey, Saralyn  Sargeant, Ken Sargeant, (Standing L-R) Joel Rudolph, Bill Tessar, Paul Gehring, Jack Raymond, Bob Balog, David Mikelson, Jason Ramsey, Fran Koerner, Dianne Nielsen, Bill Nielsen, Janet Hager 

(See: WHISTLE STOP GATERING) & (PHOTO GALLERY)

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tRain show

fEBRUARY 27, 2015

Pembroke pines charter school

central campus

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

February 28, 2015 Picture was taken from the stage behind the "G" Scale Layout on display showing some of the crowd at the Florida Citrus Model Train Society Show. We had operating "G", "O", "N", and Standard gauge displays.

(See: TRAIN SHOW FEBRUARY 28, 2015)

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HAVE BREAKFAST WITH US

BLUE MOON DINER

10076 GRIFFIN ROAD,

COOPER CITY, fl 33328

fEBRUARY 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 (L-R) Fran Koerner, Bill Nielsen, Mike Collins, Joe Parisini, Bob Brown, John Faso, David Mikelson, Don Glasser, Paul Gehring, Ken Sargeant, Frank Atanasio, Tom Rottenberg, Joel Rudolph, Joe Pisciotti, Nick Mekich, Colleen Daglia, John Michna, Bill Tessar, Bob Balog

This is the day of setup for the Train Show. We had breakfast, went over to the Pembroke Pines Charter School and ran "G" Scale trains for the Elementary students during their lunches. Then we setup the entire Cafeteria for the Train Show. Be part of this and enjoy freienships with the hobby we all love. We have Breakfast on Monday & Friday at 8:00 am.  (See: BREAKFAST CLUB)

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FLORIDA CITRUS

MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY 

OUR PRESIDENT

Dr. Ken Sargeant

1810 SW 105 Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324

 

Phone: 954-473-6376

Cell: 954-253-0413

Email: Sarge40@aol.com

Website: www.fcmts.org

Want to be a member? Come have Breakfast with us at the Blue Moon Diner. Visit Breakfast Club.

If you enjoy friendship and model trains come and meet us. We have Breakfast every Monday & Friday morning at 8:00 AM at the Blue Moon Diner, 10076 Griffin Road, Cooper City, FL 33328 (next to McDonalds). Southwest Corner of Palm Avenue & Griffin Road.  We have our own Private Dining Room. Come and enjoy yourself with members of the Florida Citrus Model Train Society.

THE DAY WE DECIDED TO INCORPORATE AS A

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION MARCH 30, 2015

March 30, 2015 (L-R) Bill Nielsen, Rick Compton, John Faso, Bob Brown, John Michna, Joe Parisini, David Mikelson, Mike Lazzopina, Ken Sargeant, Jason Ramsey, Tom Rottenberg, Steve Kneuer, Frank Atanasio, Joe Pisciotti, Dan McMurtrie, Kieve Ehrlich, Don Kneuer

(See: BREAKFAST CLUB)

YOUNG AT ART LIBRARY

DAVIE, FLORIDA

February 7, 2013 The Florida Citrus Model Train Society President Dr. Ken Sargeant states "This is the reason the Florida Citrus Model Train Society was founded, Kids are the lifeline of our Toy Train Hobby".

PLANTATION

HISTORICAL MUSEUM

September 18, 2014  Dr. Ken Sargeant operating MTH Genesis Amtrak Locomotive on the "O" Scale Layout at the Plantation Historical Museum located in Plantation, Florida 33317

See: FEENEY'S FOLLIES & PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014 www.plantation.org/museum/

RAILROAD PRAYER

 

Oh Lord, now that I have flagged Thee, lift up my feet from the rough road of life and plant them safely on the deck of the train of salvation. Let me use the safety on the deck of the train of salvation. Let me see the safety lamp know as prudence, join all the couplings in the train with the strong arm of love, let my hand lamp be the Bible. Heavenly Father, keep all the switches closed that lead off to the sidings, especially those with the blind end. Oh Lord, if it be Thy pleasure, have semaphore block along the line show the white light of hope that I may make the run of life without stopping. And Lord, give us the Ten Commandments for a schedule and when I've finish on scheduled time and pulled into the dark station of death, may the superintendent of the Universe say, "Well done thou good and faithful servant, come and sign the payroll and receive the check of eternal hapiness."

 

Anonymous

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE AUTONATION IMAX THEATER

The Museum Of Discovery & Science, the AUTONATION IMAX THEATER and the Florida Citrus Model Train Society presented a "G" Scale Model Train Layout in the Main Lobby and an "O" Scale Layout on the second floor at the Museum from August 24, 2013 to February 24, 2014. Over 74,497 visitors attended with 36 members of the Florida Citrus Train Society volunteering 1,270 days working 5,200 hours. Thank you for the fine opportunity to display our trains.

THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

EXCELLENCE IN SERVIC AWARD

VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER SPRING 2014

March 12, 2014

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society

Horored as Volunteer of the Quarter Spring 2014

THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD

PRESENTED TO
THE FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

VOLUNTEER OF THE QUARTER SPRING 2014

PLAQUE DISPLAYED IN THE 2ND FLOOR OFFICE

OUR SPONSORS

READY TO ROLL

Ready To Roll is a Full Line-Full Service model railroad supply store with 5 operating layouts. Ready To Roll is a must see attraction in South Florida . From Z to G the store is widely known throughout the world. The store carries track, scenery, structures, electrical, tools, engines, rolling stock, a large selection of detail parts, accessories, and scratch building supplies.

Mike Wolf of MTH had confidence that they could get the job done when he asked Ready To Roll to build and design his show room layout located at MTH Headquarters in Maryland. This spectacular layout was featured in March 99’ Classic Toy Trains Issue.

Visit Ready to Roll Train Model Railroad Supplies located at 831 NW 143 Street, Miami Florida 33168 . Visit website: www.readytorolltrains.com 

February 28, 2014 (L-R) John Faso, Bill Tessar, Bill Lucas (Owner of Ready to Roll)

EVERYLASTING EMBROIDERY 

 2600 NW 55 COURT SUITE 237

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

954-486-7785

F.C.M.T.S. members (L-R) Bob Balog, Bill Tessar, David Mikelson watching as their Florida Citrus Model Train Society shirts are embroided.

WE SUPPORT

OPERATION LIFESAVER

We support, Operation LifeSaver, which is a national, non-profit education and awareness program dedicated to ending tragic collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights of way. Dr. Ken Sargeant  presents the Operation LifeSaver program. Visit the Operation LifeSaver website: www.oli.org    See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

DISCOUNT TRAIN AND HOBBY

"YOUR MODEL RAILROADING HEADQUARTERS"

1061 NE 45 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

You must meet Rick Basini and have him show you his new store. Visit his Website

www.discount-train.com

Come and have coffee with us

Monday and Friday at 8:00 AM

Blue Moon Diner

10076 Griffin Road

Cooper City, FL 33328 

                        

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Mug

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Hat

The Florida Citrus Model Train Society Train

"SHERIFF"

August 14, 2014 Ken "Bubba" Sargeant is "The Sheriff" standing behind the Seminole Creek Police Station with his trusted sidekick Deputy "Dawg" John Feeney at his side. The two are inside the Florida Citrus Model Train Society "G" Scale Layout on display at the Plantation Historical Museum. Notice the mean frown on the Sheriff and Deputy. (that was tough to do with all the laughter around)  (See: PLANTATION HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2014) & (FEENEY'S FOLLIES) www.plantation.org/museum/

11 TH WHISTLE STOP GATHERING

January 31, 2015 The 11th Whistle Stop Gathering at the residence of Sharon Haile & Joe Parisini by their Christmas Holiday Model Train Display.

See: WHISTLE STOP GATHERINGS or DISPLAYS

DON GLASSER "HO" LAYOUT

March 14, 2014 Don Glasser with his "HO" Layout in his garage. See: DISPLAYS

BILL TESSAR "O" SCALE LAYOUT

February 28, 2014 (L-R) Bill Tessar, Tom Rottenberg, John Faso observing Bill Tessar's Model Train Display. See: DISPLAYS

DON KNEUER CHRISTMAS "G" SCALE LAYOUT

Nov. 29, 2012 Don Kneuer Christmas Holiday

"G" Scale Display in his front carport & yard.

See: DISPLAYS

PAUL GEHRING CHRISTMAS "O" SCALE LAYOUT

Nov. 30, 2012 Paul Gehring stands by his Christmas Layout in his garage. See: DISPLAYS

JOE PARISINI CHRISTMAS LAYOUT

Dec. 4, 2012 Joe Parisini stands by his Christmas Layout in his living room. See: DISPLAYS

JACK RUSSELL "G" SCALE GARDEN RAILWAY

December 11, 2012 (L-R) Tom Rottenberg, Paul Gehring, Tony Balano, David Mikelson, Ken Sargeant, Jack Russell. See: DISPLAYS

WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

PLANTATION, FLORIDA

Dec. 22, 2012 The John Sowden Memorial Fire House Presentation (L-R) Mike Collins, Jan Resmini, Ken Sargeant.

See: WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY

MIRROR LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Dr. Ken Sargeant making Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Mirror Lake Elementary, Plantation, FL. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

FREEDOMS FOUNDATION AT VALLEY FORGE BROWARTD COUNTY CHAPTER

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

(L-R) Carol Cotton Vice President of Programs, Dr. Ken Sargeant at Operation LifeSaver Presentation for Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Broward County Chapter at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

PRATT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

CARPENTER AUDITORIUM

PRATT, KANSAS

April 13, 2013 (L-R) Dr. Ken Sargeant, Kurt McAfee, Pratt Community College Athletic Director before Ken's Induction Ceremony into the  Athletic Hall of Fame. See: KEN'S BIOGRAPHY

CRESTVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Crestview Elementary School, Miami Gardens, Florida (L-R) Lourdes Evagelinos (Career Day Chairman), Adam Vega, Bill Tessar, Ken Sargeant.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

FULFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Fulford Elementary School, North Miami Beach, Florida. Ken Sargeant giving Presentation to students on Career Day. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

FOX TRAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Fox Trail Elementary School, Davie, Florida. Ken Sargeant giving Presentation to students on Career Day. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

PEMBROKE PINES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

CENTRAL CAMPUS

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Operation LifeSaver Presentation at Pembroke Pines Elementary School - Central Campus, Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Dr. Ken Sargeant and Bill Tesser presenting program to the third grade students on the last day of school.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

BOY SCOUT & CUB SCOUT SUMMER CAMP

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Summer Camp Operation LifeSaver Presentation on June 12, 2013 at Tree Tops Park in Davie, Florida. The address 2900 SW 100 Avenue (Nob Hill Road), Davie, FL 33328. This is the second year we have presented our program to the scouts. Thanks to our Scoutmaster Tom Rottenberg for setting this up. Operating "G" Scale Model Railroad Trains were featured along with the presentations.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

RICK COMPTON DISPLAYS BATES HOTEL

August 13, 2013 Rick Compton proudly displays The Bates Hotel which he constructed and showed to The Florida Citrus Model Train Society members at Kristof's Kafe after our Tuesday Breakfast. See: "G" SCALE LAYOUT

PAUL GEHRING WORKING ON "G" SCALE LAYOUT

AT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

August 19, 2013 First Day setting up "G" Scale Layout in the lobby of the Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale. Paul Gehring working on electrical work under the layout. Seems like Paul is having lots of fun. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

GRAND OPENING OF THE GREAT DAYS OF RAIL TRAVEL ON THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY

October 9, 2013 Broward County Main Library

5:30 - 7:30 PM Standing (L-R) Robert Ledoux,

Vice President & General Counsel (FEC), Don Robinson, President & CEO for "All Aboard Florida" the upcoming Miami - Orlando high speed rail passenger train service, Professor Seth H Bramson, FEC Historian, Dr. Ken Sargeant, President of The Florida Citrus Model Train Society and Operation LifeSaver presentor. See: MAIN LIBRARY

BROWARD COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY

April 4, 2014 (L-R) Ken Sargeant, John Faso standing in front of the FEC (Florida East Coast Railway) Display on the Second Floor of the Broward County Main Library. The Display was in place from October 1, 2013 to April 4, 2014. Trains were provided by Ken Sargeant and John Faso from their private collection. See: MAIN LIBRARY

The Mercedes Benz of Fort Lauderdale MAD for MODS Gala, the Sequel at the Museum of Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

November 16, 2013 (L-R) Joe Cytacki (Vice President of Programs, Life Sciences & Exhibits), Dr. Ken Sargeant (President of FCMTS) in front of the "G" Scale Layout. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

"G" SCALE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILROAD ENGINE NUMBER 5

January 9, 2014 "New" Paint Scheme & Lettering of the Canadian Pacific Railway 2-6-2 Steam Engine NO 5 done by Rick Compton. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE, or 

"G" SCALE LAYOUT

ROBERT FEENEY WITH TELEGRAPH DISPLAY

AT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

January 26, 2014 Robert Feeney in a Florida East Coast Conductors Uniform telegraphing in the Main Lobby of the Museum of Discovery & Science. See: MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE

SPECIAL TRAIN PROGAM FOR FIFTH GRADE BAYVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

TOUR OF THE RAILROAD DISPLAYS

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

TELEGRAPH & MORSE CODE DEMONSTRATION

HENRY FLAGLER FAMILY HISTORY, AND LUNCH

March 17, 2014  (L-R) John Feeney as Henry Morrison Flagler, Cathy Feeney as Mrs. Flagler and Robert Feeney dressed in a Florida East Coast Conductors Uniform. The presentations were given at the Main Library in Fort Lauderdale. See: MAIN LIBRARY

THE FLORIDA CITRUS MODEL TRAIN SOCIETY

CITGO TRUCK WITH L.E.D. LIGHTS

April 4, 2014 John Michna installed L.E.D. lights in the CITGO tanker. See: "G" SCALE LAYOUT.

RICK COMPTON'S

KISSIMMEE RIVER & GULF R.R.

"THE PALMETTO ROUTE" 

May 13, 2014  Rick Compton's New "G" Scale Boxcar he is entering in a contest. Rick has constructed an Engine, Tender, Flatcar with load, Boxcar and a Caboose.

KEN SARGEANT

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

FULFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

May 15, 2014  Ken Sargeant making Operation LifeSaver Presentations on Career Day at Fulford Elementary School in North Miami Beach.

See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

KEN SARGEANT, BILL TESSAR

OPERATION LIFESAVER PRESENTATION

CRESTVIEW  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

May 21, 2014  (L-R) Ken Sargeant, Bill Tessar making Operation LifeSaver Presentations on Career Day at Crestview Elementary School in Miami Gardens. See: OPERATION LIFESAVER

RICK COMPTON'S

RIO GRAND R.R.

COMBINE CAR

May 11, 2015  Rick Compton's New "G" Scale Combine Car he is entering in a contest in September 2015. Rick has constructed an Engine, Tender, Combine Car and a Flatcar with a flatbed truck load.