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  • September 19, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,474 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Southern Mikado Number 6623 in freight livery. - J. C. Paschall, Jr., collection. by J. C. Paschall, Jr.    Much attention has been given to the colorful green and gold paint schemes of the Ps-4 locomotives and other steam...
  • September 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 966 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Frisco U30B 846 as it appeared when ready for initial delivery. - General Electric photo. by M. Keith Davidson    This is intended to be a basic guide in modeling the Frisco version of General Electric's U30B utilizing the...
  • September 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,511 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Santa Fe's RPO Number 75 as it appeared in the middle sixties. - Joe Shine collection. Walther's model of the ATSF RPO No. 75 built by Peter Singher. - Bill Messecar photo. by Joseph Shine Santa Fe 's RPO No. 75 in "shadow striping" in...
  • September 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 878 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Figure 1. MON 3117 is in brown paint, white lettering of earlier years. Photo at Newcastle, IN, March 1966. - Montford L. Switzer photo.In Figure 2. MON 30005 in later years black paint. Photo taken on March 10, 1974. - Montford L. Switzer photo. ...
  • September 11, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,231 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by W. J. Metzer    The prototype cars of this conversion are four-compartment, 5250 cu. ft., 125-Ton versions of the Pullman-Standard PS-2CD covered hoppers. They have been purchased by many railroads and grain loading co...
  • September 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 868 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Western Pacific of the 10801-12400 series. - Model by Peter Arnold, Charles W. Williams photo. by Peter Arnold    This 40' box car was once the standard car used for every type of load. Now, many have been replaced by spec...
  • September 2, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,697 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    This photo of Santa Fe's 3460, the "Blue Goose," was taken in Chicago on April 10, 1938. Skirting is still in place and the loco looks much as it was delivered. - Photo from the collection of Stan Kistler. by Lynn Aldrich   &nb...
  • August 30, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 867 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    Note difference in height of these cars from the 60000 series. - Staffan Ehnbom photo.Model Die Casting car body with the center 10 foot portion removed to make the Model and 60000 series car. - Photo by Staffan Ehnbom.Another view of the same Model D...
  • August 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,065 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    Western Maryland's 7436 now a member of the Chessie System. - William Oertly, Jr. photo. by William Oertly, Jr.    The Western Maryland, before the Chessie takeover, used their own class system on their diesels for identif...
  • August 27, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 21,452 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Camino Southern Pacific old time box car built by Gordon Y. Mills. - Duane Leetzow photo. by Gordon Y. Mills    I must confess that this project started out as a simple kit review but it became in reality an exercise in ad...