December 8, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 676 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
by Jay Miller
Prototype photos by the author.The variety of the cars now operating in the unit train make it much more interesting than the units trains made up of cars of identical design. The wide variety also adds interest to the modeling projects...
December 7, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 698 views - 0 comments - 1 like
By T. Vanden Bosch
Photos by Tom Vanden Bosch
Southern Pacific purchased 700 PS-2 covered hoppers from the Pullman Company between December, 1956, and July, 1958. The PS-2 covered hopper was one of several "standard" fre...
December 5, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,634 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
THIS IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON GREAT NORTHERN'S "EMPIRE BUILDER" INCLUDING ITS CARS, ITS POWER, AND ITS OPERATION. THESE ARTICLES WILL APPEAR OVER THE COMING YEAR AND MORE. THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFO...
November 23, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 780 views - 4 comments - 10 likes
TrainLife.com is thrilled to announce users may now access The Model Railway Show podcasts via TrainLife’s Audio Archives.
With more than 24 shows under their belts, The Model Railway Show is dedicated to bringing model railway enthusiasts topica...
November 23, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 615 views - 0 comments - 5 likes
Most of us have heard the expression: "Today is the first day of the rest of my life." The writing of this editorial brings that phrase to mind since it marks the "first day" of the beginning of the life of Prototype Modeler magazine. Th...
November 22, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 713 views - 0 comments - 1 like
the prototype modeler's notebook
BY ANTHONY THOMPSON
Left: Southern Pacific A50-16 No. 66532 was photographed at Portland, Ore., on May 29, 1955 -- the same month it had been reweighed, restenciled and possibly repainted at Sacramento, Calif.Right: ...
November 21, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 857 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
If for no other reason, decline-era Rock Island passenger trains made for good train watching... and modeling!
BY MIKE SCHAFER
Rock Island was a pioneer in the streamliner era. The granger carrier introduced its Rocket fleet in 1937 ...
November 18, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 438 views - 0 comments - 1 like
BY WAYNE A. SITTNER
Page 31: "The Road of Anthracite" was the Lackawanna, and to help move the hard coal, DL&W fielded 1000 of these 50-ton hoppers.Page 32: Although these cars photographed in November 1984 at Moosic, Po., All photos, Wayne A. Si...
November 17, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 498 views - 1 comment - 1 like
BY DON CUPPOLAPHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR
Page 28: Will this Delaware & Hudson car represent one of the ultimate developments of the caboose? The extended-vision cupola caboose as well as all styles of waycar are threatened by new railroad labor wo...
November 16, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 919 views - 0 comments - 1 like
A boxcar short line: The North Stratford Railroad
These furniture movers use a GE and an Alco
BY T. BRAM BAILEYPHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR
Page 21: Just north of Colebrook. N.H.. the southbound North Stratford train makes its way down the Connecticut...