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  • December 8, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 895 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 - 928 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By T. Vanden Bosch Photos by Tom Vanden Bosch THE PROTOTYPE 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 - 3,176 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Dave Schumacher 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 - 905 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 - 973 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 - 893 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 - 1,105 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 - 765 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 - 654 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 - 1,527 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...