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  • December 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,379 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Since it has evolved from a group of predominantly modern freight car and diesel modelers, those two categories account for the overwhelming majority of models entered in Railroad Prototype Modelers contests. These are but a sampling of models at RPM'...
  • June 26, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,000 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    With support from a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a team of archivists and subject specialists here at the Newberry Library have undertaken the project of appraising and making more accessible the corporate archives of the Chicag...
  • June 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 882 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    WGEM.COMPosted: Jun 08, 2012 11:35 PM EDT By Matt Schmidt  - bio | email     PALMYRA, Mo. (WGEM) -- Fire destroyed an old caboose that had been converted into a camp house along the Mississippi River. Firefighters from ...
  • June 11, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,201 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Photos: top Mike Raia, center Joe MacMillan, bottom Paul Zack by PM Staff    After a couple relatively quiet years, there are several new prototype locomotive models on the scene. Following its SD50 (shown in Newsbox, June...
  • October 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 750 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    N Scale of Nevada, 11510 Sheri-K-Bar, Reno, NV 89511, is shipping these cast metal detail parts (clockwise from upper left): UP02 snowshields for Union Pacific diesels ($9.99/3 pr.) GP-1801 winterization hatch and plow for Life Like GP18...
  • October 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 766 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Bachmann had pre-production models of its GE Dash 8-40CW on display. The model is due at your dealer by Christmas. An SD45 will be next.Accurail is producing a 55-ton USRA steel hopper with a one-piece injection molded plastic body. It will be offered...
  • August 3, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 583 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - August 1, 2011 - CSX announced today that a privately-funded $15 million, 34-acre intermodal terminal will be constructed in Louisville, Kentucky. The terminal, which is slated to begin operations in ...
  • July 18, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 783 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Trainz Simulator for iPad is now only $0.99 for a limited time. Whether you're a train expert or a newcomer to the hobby, don't miss the opportunity to play with trains for a dollar.  To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Trainz, iTunes has been b...
  • July 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 947 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    The violent storms that tore through Denver late this week flooded basements, stalled cars and even derailed one of the city's smallest hidden treasures. The Platte Valley & Western Model Railroad Club's model train display, located in the basement...
  • July 5, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 761 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    ALL aboard the South Lopham Express! For the price of £1,850, Ken Hatton is selling his garden railway set: it includes a track that is nearly 200 metres long, and a train which can transport three people at a “steady old pace.” Mr H...