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  • December 21, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 6,362 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Realism doesn't have to be limited to locomotives and cars... by Tom W. Rimer Mines, a tunnel with doors, a steel trestle, Pennsy 2-8-0s, first generation diesels or 1989-vintage F-units, all sited in the mountains of Pennsylvania - th...
  • November 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,171 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Looking northeast towards the Santa Fe depot from Hickox Street. - Photo is by the author. by Monte Perkins    In June of 1879 the Santa Fe began using the newly constructed Raton Tunnel. Beyond lay the important city of S...
  • October 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 919 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Peter S. Barney FARMINGTON - Where the covered transfer platform stood, nothing remains but the station on th e left and the freight house in the center of the photo. Freight cars still deliver freight to the yard. - Photo by the author.FARMINGTON...
  • June 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,504 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A westbound Burlington Northern freight thunders past IC tower - and through the light of flashbulbs - as it crosses the Illinois Central Gulf tracks at Mendota, Ill. The Burlington-owned installation was more distinctive than most Midwestern towers, ...
  • May 29, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 2,226 views - 2 comments - 2 likes
    BY PAUL ZACK - Photography by the author unless otherwise noted This Granger line links the Great Lakes with the Missouri River On a snowless day in February of 1967, Illinois Central train WC -2 (No. 78, Waterloo, Iowa, to Chicago) approaches Rock...
  • May 22, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 13,481 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    An unusual glimpse at an unremarked workhorse BY WILLIAM F. STAUSS Photography by John H. Kuehl unless otherwise noted. Exuding all the intrigue and mystery its name implies, the Fast Mail carefully protects its reputation awash in a "sea" of atten...
  • April 5, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,560 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    It's a brisk April 1983 morning and it's about 25 degrees with the wind chill factor as GP40 1341 is about to exit the southern most extremity of the large Sandusky yard. Photo: Jim Six prototype portfolio - Trains we'd like to model by ...