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  • January 2, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 20,172 views - 0 comments - 5 likes
    DAN CREWS Photos are by the author. The EMD GP-40: a very popular model purchased by almost all major railroads. The Western Pacific has purchased forty of these locomotives in three different orders, number series 3501 to 3544. The No...
  • January 2, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,163 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    Cyril J. Durrenberger Kit bashed model of a Barnsdall triple dome tank car, No. 119. This model was made from a standard Athearn triple dome tank car kit that was cut down to the correct size. Decals are individual letters applied at one time. Model ...
  • December 30, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,336 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    TOM VANDEN BOSCH Southern Pacific H-70-6 Class covered hopper. This grey car has all black lettering; it is used in cement service and is shown here at Redwood City, California, in 1977. Photo is by the author. Southern Pacific and the...
  • December 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,617 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    E. Roy Carpenter, Jr. The term "Jew Engine" came up several times during the search for information on these engines; it is a term that was commonly used in relation to the WM's Decapods. Popular theory has it that these engines were ...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,600 views - 6 comments - 3 likes
    J.C. Paschal Page 32: Photo by the author. X661 was rebuilt in October, 1969, at Eatonton, GA. Photo by the author. In the early 1940s, the Southern Railway began replacing its center cupola wood cabooses with a steel bay window va...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,612 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Page 26: Santa Fe Gas Electric M-J60 with Baggage Car No. 202 and AHM coach in drag. Model and photo by the author. Yes, that's right, a 41 foot head end car for standard gauge, main line service! This must be one of the most unique car...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 785 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Walter Brown Jim Hickey photo. One of the many difficulties in modeling a prototype railroad is the lack of a good selection in available models. The problem is further complicated when there are no decals to correctly letter a model eve...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,877 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Cyril J. Durrenberger Page 22: Scratch built HO Scale model of Elgin, Joliet and Eastern wood box car No. 7009. Note the weathering on the car. The prototype was built in 1907 and some still remained in revenue service as late as 1937. Model and phot...
  • December 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 7,709 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    Coming up on the Belmont Road Crossing at Downers Grove, Illinois, in March of 1973 is BN 6143 (ex-CB&Q 341) still in her Burlington colors on the point with two repainted units following and Burlington units bringing up the rear. Gib Allbach phot...
  • December 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 810 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    A subject that seems to come up quite often in the model railroad and rail fan hobbies is that of the apparent high cost of some of the limited interest publications. It seems to me that a review of this kind of thing might better help a...