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  • September 25, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,678 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    UTLX 81415 of the Union Tank Car Company in the early 1970's. - Photo by Tom Persoon DOT (Department of Transport - ICC) 112A Tank Car by Pat Student & Tom Persoon The B-End of UTLX 81415 showing the lettering information and en...
  • September 22, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 3,648 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Several classes of the Santa Fe steel caboose of the so-called "steam era" are shown being switched in the Amarillo, TX, yards in the summer of 1955. Power for this switching movement is a 1674 Class 2-10-2. - Photo is by J. Howard Miller. ...
  • September 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 5,284 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by Richard Waite - sketches by Ralph Mazzeo B&M's SW8 in HO as modeled by the author. - Photo by John Longo.    During the early years of diesel power almost all locomotives built were intended for switching service;...
  • September 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 838 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Patrick J. Student    In 1939 the Union Pacific received 1,900 50-ton 40'-6" box cars of the B-50-24 series. 1,200 cars were numbered in the series 187000-188199 with 1,187 of these still around for inclusion in the Ap...
  • September 19, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,506 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 - 980 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 - 1,547 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 - 894 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 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 997 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Apparently ex-Milwaukee Road ribbed side box car in KCS service. - Cyril Durrenberger photo.Base lettering showing through the right side paint in this photo indicates previous ownership. - Cyril Durrenberger photo. by Cyril J. Durrenberg...
  • September 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 988 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Tom Balzen    In the July/August, 1976, issue of the Southwestern Prototype Modeler, there is a fine article on a Santa Fe Fe-28 Box Car. The car modeled is assigned to food service only. To compliment the Fe-28 articl...