September 11, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 600 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 9, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 888 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
Stan F. Styles photo.
by Richard E. Buike
The focus of this article will largely be on the prototypes, but with emphasis on their visible similarities and differences: particularly as they apply to modeling. Where known...
September 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 593 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
by Todd L. Sullivan
Northern Pacific Number 501 taken at Lewiston, Idaho, on May 28, 1951. - W. C. Whittaker photo.
Your Northern Pacific Editor and your NP Diesel Editor have been scrutinizing photographs and slides ...
September 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 328 views - 0 comments - 1 like
by Bob Longo
A question that is often discussed at our various editorial meetings and conventions around the country is that of "why" be a prototype modeler and just what are the limits of "prototype modeling." Some fe...
September 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 436 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 Now, many have been replaced by spec...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 3, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 281 views - 1 comment - 1 like
by David Lotz
Happy Labor Day!
TrainLife salutes all of America's laborers , but we want to give a special recognition to railroad workers past, present and future, who provide the members here on TrainLife an indus...
September 2, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 644 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
August 30, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 448 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 29, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 394 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
Tidewater Southern model of the last car in the 601-620 series as modeled by Peter Arnold. - Charles W. Williams photo.
by Peter Arnold
For those of you who may not know, the Tidewater Southern is a former interurban li...
August 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 599 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...