SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
We had a very hard rain on Friday the 11th.  It wasn't until Sunday the 13th that we visited the
Red Zone.  I noticed a lot of tree debris on the track at the lowest part of the railraod.  As we got
closer, we realized that our model railroad had a washout, similar to what happens on the real
railroads.  Apparently it rained so hard that the culvert could not empty the water fast enough, and
the track acted like a dam.  As the water spilled over the track, it took the ballast with it. Here are
some photos of what we saw.