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  • December 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,289 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    Additions to your freight car modeling knowledge, and your chance to update, clarify, expand and correct any freight car article we publish...    It would take a major kit-conversion to make a precise duplicate of this GN...
  • December 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,221 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
    Freight Cars (c. 1950-1959) Prototypes from the Fifties (with one Sixties+ era car) that were all still in service in 1964 wearing their decade old paint and markings. Photos from the collection of Bill Brigham, courtesy the Rutland Railroad Histori...
  • December 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 633 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Cleveland, Ohio, circa summer 1957 on the Nickel Plate Road Photos by Willis McCaleb from the James Semon collecton. Interstate 71 was just being built through Cleveland's Cuyahoga Valley when Willis McCaleb captured these two Nickel Plate Road frei...
  • November 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 953 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Missouri Pacific EMD GP-7, Oass 48, No. 181, renumbered to 1611 in 1974. The following unit models are unknown. - Photo by Walter Brown. Missouri Pacific EMD SD-40, Class 70, No. 760. Notice the size and position of the "Buzz Saw" emb...
  • November 6, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 999 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    NdeM GA-8, No. 5416, switching cars in Mexico City's dual-gauge yard near the San Lazaro station on September 14, 1973. - Photo by the author. by Peter Arnold    The photo of the Coahuilay and Zacatecas GA8's in the June...
  • September 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 962 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Apparently ex-Milwaukee Road ribbed side box car in KCS service. - Cyril Durrenberger photo.Base lettering showing through the right side paint in this photo indicates previous ownership. - Cyril Durrenberger photo. by Cyril J. Durrenberg...
  • September 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 948 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Tom Balzen    In the July/August, 1976, issue of the Southwestern Prototype Modeler, there is a fine article on a Santa Fe Fe-28 Box Car. The car modeled is assigned to food service only. To compliment the Fe-28 articl...
  • September 9, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 2,715 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Stan F. Styles photo. by Richard E. Buike    The focus of this article will largely be on the prototypes, but with emphasis on their visible similarities and differences: particularly as they apply to modeling. Where known...
  • September 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,074 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Todd L. Sullivan Northern Pacific Number 501 taken at Lewiston, Idaho, on May 28, 1951. - W. C. Whittaker photo.    Your Northern Pacific Editor and your NP Diesel Editor have been scrutinizing photographs and slides ...
  • August 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,295 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Figure 1. Denver and Rio Grande Western FT No. 551A, March, 1947. - D&RGW photo from the collection of the Colorado Historical Society.Figure 2. Denver and Rio Grande Western FT No. 549, July, 1947. - D&RGW photo from the collection of the Col...