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  • September 3, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 510 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by David Lotz    Happy Labor Day!    TrainLife salutes all of America's laborers , but we want to give a special recognition to railroad workers past, present and future, who provide the members here on TrainLife an indus...
  • August 29, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 762 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Tidewater Southern model of the last car in the 601-620 series as modeled by Peter Arnold. - Charles W. Williams photo. by Peter Arnold    For those of you who may not know, the Tidewater Southern is a former interurban li...
  • June 19, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 2,290 views - 3 comments - 0 likes
    By Arthur Limes    Model railroaders have different reasons for getting involved in the hobby, some like collecting as many different locomotives as possible while others prefer to build layouts from scratch over and over again. Being able to...
  • June 19, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 677 views - 2 comments - 2 likes
    By Arthur Limes    While browsing around in the model railroading community on forums and sites like Twitter I have noticed many adult males ask a particular question. Is model railroading a nerdy activity that is mostly aimed at children? ...
  • June 19, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 13,939 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By: Arthur Limes    Anyone that has had any type of introduction to model railroading will know that it is one of the more creative hobbies out there. The amount of decisions you need to make between the layouts, scenery, locomotives among ot...
  • February 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,096 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    (Left) The railroad crossing sign pictured is only about half the size of a normal crossing sign. It is used in an area that is congested and has close clearances. An H0 Scale sign used on a 0 Scale railroad would work well. Located at the car repair ...
  • February 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,535 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Mt. Washington Cog Locomotive #1 pauses at the Summit. From an old postcard- Collection of P. Barney   by STEPHEN BOOTHROYD    In 1858, when Sylvester Marsh proposed building a railway to the summit of New Hampshire's...
  • January 25, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,723 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
      Page 18 Top: GP40-2 7613 and B30-7's 7815 of road freight VICCY await entry to joint Texas Mexican Railway-SP yard at Corpus Christi, Texas, November 28, 1980. Tom Cobb photo. Page 18 Bottom: SP B30-7 no. 7870 and its six-axle companions get a r...
  • January 20, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,246 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Brand new SD-38 #36 at MbCloud in mid-June. Don A Hansen. From Don A. Hansen On the 9th of May, the McCloud River Railroad took delivery of their three new 2,000 horsepower EMD-built SD-38 units at Lookout, California, early in the eveni...
  • January 19, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,215 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Dan Ranger, Jr.   Picking up from issue number 91, and the Sonora. - Tuolumne area, we travel south to the Yosemite Valley region of the Golden State. At El Portal, on route 140, we find an 80-3 class Shay. She was originally buil...