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  • November 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,507 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jerry Peterson Photos by Randy Lee As the Bull Moose navigates the deck bridge on its way to the Southpoint yard, a first-time observer would surely think the extreme boiler swing of the big articulated would cause an imbalance and a catastrophic...
  • November 4, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,288 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    BY JAMES E. HUMBERT Page 35: Not often seen on the main line today, 500 Line's distinctive EMD GP30's were once considered to be its "jack-of-all-trades" units, finding employment in nearly all types of service over nearly all its principal lines. Un...
  • November 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,884 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ed Sanicky Model photos by W. Terry Stuart In 1969, the Penn Central began a program of overhauling its aging switcher fleet. In that effort, many NW2s, SW7s and SW9s were upgraded to 1,200-hp and renumbered into the PC system. Thus...
  • November 3, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,633 views - 5 comments - 7 likes
    by Andy Lester Model photos by the author; prototype photos as noted SOU 9773 is still in its original scheme in this 1985 view. Winston Salem, NC: May 12, 1985. The SOUTHERN HOGSHEAD tobacco car is unique to the Southern Railway. Many ...
  • November 3, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,099 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    by Bill Stubstad Photos by Chris Lane A pair of Athearn Genesis F7s leads a local over the South Platte near Littleton, Colorado. The Canadian geese were handpainted by Bill. At the age of 13 (1947), and having never received a longed...
  • November 2, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,921 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
    Modifications to Athearn's Quad Hopper Kit BY RICHARD H. HENDRICKSONMODELS AND MODEL PHOTOGRAPHY RICHARD H. HENDRICKSON Right: Milwaukee Road hopper No. 370625, photographed in 1948, had received new side sheeting to replace that weakened by corrosi...
  • November 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,348 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    BY JOHN J. RYCZKOWSKI   The Feather River, discovered in 1820 by Spanish explorer Don Luis A. Arguello, is the third longest River in the state of California. As the popular legend goes, Arguello found considerable quantities of wil...
  • October 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,372 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jim Mansfield http://www.zianet.com/awebsite4u/jwrrplan.html 1-Seven steps for seven piers. Starting on the left, the seven-step process to construct the piers resulted in seven piers ready to receive the base coat of paint. These s...
  • October 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,673 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Michael Bama Harman Photos by Miles and Fran Hale The business of railroading falls away as the engineer crosses the trestle at the Big Chad, and the scenic splendor allows a weary crew a few fleeting moments of reflection on the beauty of the wo...
  • October 26, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,678 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Karl P. Warden Photos by the author According to Websters Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, the word plausible means having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; cred...