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Meet the Directors

The Arborway, TT & Northwestern Railroad is a non-profit educational foundation under IRS 501c(3) regulations. The foundations' Board of Directors met for their first board meeting at Woodsvalley Farm in early March. All six directors bring a wide range of talents to the railroad, and all are dedicated to carrying on the ATT&NW as John would have wanted.

Board of Directors
ATT&NW non-profit organization Board of Directors 03/03/12 left to right Dan Busse, John Woods Jr., Dave Busse,
Alex Beams, Steve Haack, and Graham Hill


Dan Busse, Wildwood, Mo. - Dan is president of an industrial machinery company in St. Louis and has expertise on electronic and communications operations on the ATT&NW.

John R. Woods, Jr., Breckenridge, Colo. - John is an investment banker, avid outdoor enthusiast and son of the late John R. Woods. He heard about his Dad's dreams for the ATT&NW long before anyone else knew that John Woods was going to build a railroad on Woodsvalley Farm.

David R. Busse, Diamond Bar, Calif. Dave is a television news cameraman in Los Angeles and has been a freelance writer, videographer and photographer of railroad subjects for more than three decades.

Alex Beams, Steelville, Mo. Alex is the full-time Chief Engineer of the ATT&NW and assisted in many facets of construction on the railroad. He helped build much of the railroad's rolling stock and is a national expert on all issues of miniature railway engineering.

Steve Haack, Manchester, Mo. Steve is president of a manufacturing company in St. Louis and has a long history with steam-powered miniature railway operations. He is one of the ATT&NW's steam locomotive engineers.

Graham Hill, Boulder, Colo. Graham is a nationally-known consultant on alternative fuel transportation and is the owner of a alternative vehicle dealership in Colorado. He is the son-in-law of the late John R. Woods.