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  • September 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,617 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Bob Foltz Photos by the author The westbound Super Chief pulls to a stop in Trinidad while the yard crew in the background continues to work uninterrupted. When I began designing my Santa Fe "Raton Division," Trinidad yard was envi...
  • September 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,104 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    When the railroad was caught short they modified hundreds of wood cars BY RICHARD H. HENDRICKSONMODEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Page 14: Santa Fe No. 272566 i s a 1945 rebuilt class Bx-46 boxcar. Extra wartime traffic forced Santa Fe to rebuild abou...
  • September 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,270 views - 1 comment - 5 likes
    by Larry Puckett Photographs by the author unless otherwise indicated The Southern Railway usually doesn't come in very high on many ALCOphile's list of favorite railroads, but ALCO was one of Southern Railways favorite steam locomot...
  • September 16, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,265 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    A basic kitbash produces a car not available in kit form BY WILLIAM R. JONES PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Left: The Central of Georgia purchased 50 2893-cubic-foot three-bay covered hoppers in 1957, representative of which is No. 927 seen here at Macon...
  • September 16, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,565 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Guidelines for modeling these 1940's-vintage cars operated by a number of roads BY RICHARD H. HENDRICKSONMODEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Left: Merchant's Despatch No. 9299 was built in September of 1947. It is a steel reefer, one of the MDT's flagsh...
  • September 16, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,108 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    Is scenery necessary to fully operate a layout? BY JOHN SWANSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Left: This is the town of Midway on the author's Dixon, Wyanet & Lake Superior Railroad. North of this point, the area has finished scenery, and south it i...
  • September 14, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,604 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author This handsome structure is shown here fitted out as a school, with gardeners sprucing up the grounds and children on their way to the first day of classes. Brooklyn, NY, is still one of the larges...
  • September 14, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,414 views - 1 comment - 6 likes
    by Larry Puckett Photos by the author V&O FA2 242 waits on the interchange track after making the run in from Afton. V&O Operations I have always loved the Virginian and Ohio Railroad; after all it offers classic locomotives mu...
  • September 12, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,757 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    BY CYRIL DURRENBERGER PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Page 11: Soo Line No. 44232 was photographed at Eden Valley, Minn. in July of 1978. The car is from Soo series 44100-44498 (Which had even numbers only), and was built in 1941. It is a class XM car, an...
  • September 9, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,185 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Left: The Mountains in Minutes grain elevator is a nice-looking kit, readily adaptable to many different uses or kitbashes. The author's addition of the machine shed "completes" the structure and gives it the proper atmosphere. A microb...