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Desktop wallpaper from the 2020 Model Railroader Trackside Photo Contest

Download the winning images, featuring a variety of model trains, from the trackside photo contest sized to use as backgrounds on your computer screen
Earlier this year, we put out the call for MR readers to send us their best model railroad photos. We published the winners in the July 2020 Model Railroader. Follow the links below to download the images of all eight winning trackside photos sized appropriately for use as computer screen desktops.
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GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Richard Bourgerie

The brakeman rides the caboose as Nickel Plate Road No. 45, westbound from Toledo, Ohio, to Frankfort, Ind., crosses Roseburg Pike. Richard Bourgerie photographed the scene on the Proto:48 (O fine scale) Maumee Basin layout modeled by Richard and his friend Warner Clark.

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SECOND PRIZE WINNER - Jim Bzdawka

Milwaukee Road Fairbanks-Morse H10-44 diesel-electric no. 778 leads a transfer run through the Southside Switching District. Jim Bzdawka shot the photo on his HO scale shelf layout.

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THIRD PRIZE WINNER - Rob Thoms

Boston & Maine 4-6-2 Pacific no. 3648 delivers passengers to Woodsriver, N.H., as an Electro-Motive Division E7 arrives on the southbound track. Rob Thoms staged and photographed the scene on his HO scale layout.

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RUNNER UP - Jay Qualman

It’s early fall, 1950, when Grand Trunk Western Electro-Motive Division F3A no. 9027 leads a manifest freight past Pere Marquette’s Saginaw-based Holly Turn at the interlocking in Holly, Mich. Jay Qualman photographed the action on the HO scale Michigan Lines.

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RUNNER UP - Ray Grosser

An A-A set of Alco FA-2 locomotives with a freight train in tow slows as it passes the station in Dent, Ky., where passengers are waiting for the train to Louisville on a warm evening in August 1955. John Bowling of Danville, Ky., set the scene on his HO scale layout.

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RUNNER UP - Rick Sutton

Harvest time on the Visalia Electric RR means reserve locomotives like this veteran EMD GP40 are being pressed into service to handle extra reefer runs. The HO scale modeling and photography are by Rick Sutton.

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Harvest time on the Visalia Electric RR means reserve locomotives like this veteran EMD GP40 are being pressed into service to handle extra reefer runs. The HO scale modeling and photography are by Rick Sutton.

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RUNNER UP - Bob Kuchar

The engineer of Buffalo Valley RR no. 60, a narrow-gauge 2-8-0 Consolidation, waits impatiently for the shepherd and his sheepdog to get the sheep out of his way. Bob Kuchar of Lake Forest, Ill., photographed the scene on his Sn3 BVRR layout.

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RUNNER UP - Brooks Stover

Elk River Coal & Lumber Co. no. 4, an aging three-truck Climax, eases out of the open-air enginehouse after undergoing yet another round of life-extending maintenance. Brooks Stover modeled the scene on his S scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley.

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