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  • December 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 7,836 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    Coming up on the Belmont Road Crossing at Downers Grove, Illinois, in March of 1973 is BN 6143 (ex-CB&Q 341) still in her Burlington colors on the point with two repainted units following and Burlington units bringing up the rear. Gib Allbach phot...
  • July 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,953 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    ROCK-TEXTURED SCENERY IS QUICK AND EASY WITH THIS TECHNIQUE   LEFT: One of the most famous scenes in Western railroading; the Alpine Palasades ledge on the old Denver, South Park & Pacific. Rocks like these, in the Colorado Rockies, can b...
  • July 25, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,235 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    "PIGGYBACK" COMBINES ROAD WITH RAIL TRANSPORTATION FOR TRULY MODERN MODEL RAILROADING   Once the purest of "enemies" of rail transportation; the trucking industry is now one of the biggest dollar earners for full-size railroads. ...
  • July 12, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,878 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Coaling Trestles Like This 1891 "Chute" Were Used on Prototype Railroads All Across The Country In The Days Of Steam It's difficult, for one accustomed to the labor-saving devices of the modern world, to imagine just how much hard wor...
  • June 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,795 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by George Melvin A quartet of 11-month-old CB&Q SD24s wheel tonnage through Sandwich, IL, on April 24, 1960. The second unit is the ill-fated 508, the first of the series to be retired. Standard equipment included the high short hood, auxiliary...