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  • November 6, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 850 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    SP 653751 photographed in June, 1979, at San Luis Obispo, California, is identical to the Athearn car. The tack boards on the door and ends will have to be removed from the model, and the tack board put back in a lower position on the door. The ribs o...
  • July 31, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,250 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The prototype CB&Q "Whale Belly" hopper complete with roller bearing trucks. The color of the car is a lightened reefer grey with Champ decal lettering. - Photo is by William Glick William Glick    From the first time ...
  • July 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 814 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by William Glick - Model photography by the author    Here is a change for both the expert modeler and novice alike to have a custom painted Burlington tank car. This project can be a simple paint job or, for the serious ...
  • June 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,225 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A westbound Burlington Northern freight thunders past IC tower - and through the light of flashbulbs - as it crosses the Illinois Central Gulf tracks at Mendota, Ill. The Burlington-owned installation was more distinctive than most Midwestern towers, ...
  • December 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 5,001 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 - 1,127 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 - 1,299 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 - 1,603 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 - 1,071 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...