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Alpine Division Scale Models, L.L.C has an  Artesia, California mailing address. Ed Suydam originally started this model company in 1950 and sold products under the name of E. Suydam & Co, out of Duarte, California.

Alpine Division Scale Models is named after the Alpine Division of the Pacific Electric Railway in Southern California, which ran between the top of Echo Mountain, above Pasadena, CA, and the famed Alpine Tavern. Built by Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe and engineered by David J. Macpherson, the breath-taking Mt. Lowe Railway was a Southern California tourist attraction in the years from July 4, 1893 to 1938. Alpine Division operated what was considered in its day a magnificent attraction and an engineering marvel.

Our sincere hope and desire is that our kits will help to enable you to enjoy the model railroad hobby to its fullest extent.

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