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  • November 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,222 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Ken Edmier Photos by the author For some reason, I like the Frisco. Since I was only 14 years old when the Frisco became part of the Burlington Northern, I never got to experience the Frisco firsthand. I have always wanted to model ...
  • November 16, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,695 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Eric Lundberg Photos by the author Green Mountain Falls is located on Level 2 and features a Colorado Midland station and freight house. The structures are all authentic in this 14 deep section, including those painted on the backdrop. The Colora...
  • November 15, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,118 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ken Edmier Model photos by the author When Athearn released their Genesis 60' boxcars, I hurried to the hobby shop. I was very impressed, not only with the body detail, but also at the quality of the paint and lettering. I purchased...
  • November 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,775 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jerry Peterson Photos by Randy Lee As the Bull Moose navigates the deck bridge on its way to the Southpoint yard, a first-time observer would surely think the extreme boiler swing of the big articulated would cause an imbalance and a catastrophic...
  • November 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,245 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ed Sanicky Model photos by W. Terry Stuart In 1969, the Penn Central began a program of overhauling its aging switcher fleet. In that effort, many NW2s, SW7s and SW9s were upgraded to 1,200-hp and renumbered into the PC system. Thus...
  • November 3, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,906 views - 4 comments - 7 likes
    by Andy Lester Model photos by the author; prototype photos as noted SOU 9773 is still in its original scheme in this 1985 view. Winston Salem, NC: May 12, 1985. The SOUTHERN HOGSHEAD tobacco car is unique to the Southern Railway. Many ...
  • November 3, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,439 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    by Bill Stubstad Photos by Chris Lane A pair of Athearn Genesis F7s leads a local over the South Platte near Littleton, Colorado. The Canadian geese were handpainted by Bill. At the age of 13 (1947), and having never received a longed...
  • October 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 866 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jim Mansfield http://www.zianet.com/awebsite4u/jwrrplan.html 1-Seven steps for seven piers. Starting on the left, the seven-step process to construct the piers resulted in seven piers ready to receive the base coat of paint. These s...
  • October 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,103 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Michael Bama Harman Photos by Miles and Fran Hale The business of railroading falls away as the engineer crosses the trestle at the Big Chad, and the scenic splendor allows a weary crew a few fleeting moments of reflection on the beauty of the wo...
  • October 26, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,158 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Karl P. Warden Photos by the author According to Websters Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, the word plausible means having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; cred...