Welcome to our website
are Peter and Mary Jane Atonna and live in the small, northern Arizona,
rural community of Paulden.
created this site in order to share with you a little about ourselves
as well as our interests. Both of us have been blessed with
lifelong passions, horses with Mary Jane and trains with Peter.
both being retired we have the time and energy to indulge these
passions. Therefore you will see much of this site will be about
our train and horse related activities.
Mary Jane's case, her involvement with horses is focused on carriage
driving, particularly competitive carriage driving. Peter,
on the other hand, likes almost anything that runs on steel rails, and much of his time is spent on his
welcome comments and communications about our activities, so be sure to use
the email link to reach us.
Here are some current items:
+ Ah Fame! Well it does feel nice when you see yourself published. A couple of years ago the Train Collectors Association put a full spread of our Charleston diarama on the cover of the TCA Quarterly. Click here to see the cover. Last year Classic Toy Trains magazine had a feature article on the layout, click here to see the cover. And now this past summer, on Channel 8 in Phoenix at least, the current season of Tracks Ahead on PBS incudes a segment on the layout!
How do you top that?
+ Construction of the Ash Fork Extension on the train layout has progressed to the point where the town itself is complete. Now, I'm, working on the mountain portion. So, we have moved the description of the addition into its own section under the Paulden Layout. Just click on the Paulden Layout under the Trains tab and head to the Ash Fork Extension link.
+ Interested in Prewar accessories? I am selling my Lionel and American Flyer, O and Standard gauge accessories including the Leland Detriot monorail and a Buddy L Industrial train and roundhouse. If you are looking for something, email me for a list of the inventory and prices. I also have photos of the items and can send you those you are interested in.
+ Our UTube video, Grand Canyon Railway Doubleheader has received over 1.25 million hits! You can see it and our railroading and model railroading videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/pgatonna