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  • October 10, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 7,957 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Robert A. Clark Illustrations by Steve Andrews This is Chicago's Dearborn Station. In the left rear can be seen the tower at Grand Central Station with the B&O sign and clock. Across the background run tracks leading into La Salle Street Stat...
  • October 10, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 10,443 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Robert A. Clark Amtrak's use of the former Pennsylvania coach yards at Chicago Union Station is shown in this September 1973 photo. Note the servicing platforms between the tracks. On the left is a repair track area. Much equipment is in evidence ...
  • October 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 8,896 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Robert A. Clark This is usually what we think of when we think of a big city passenger terminal. We focus on the station building and the related loading platforms. We forget the backstage facilities needed to make the cars ready. Here is the rail...
  • September 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,566 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 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 6,748 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated A Red Cap helps out with a three-wheeled electric tractor on the point of a train of two Kibri wagons equipped with pneumatic tires. In the background a loaded Walthers Santa Fe expres...
  • May 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,291 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by Roger D. Kujawa Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated How would you like the perfect industry for your railroad? How about an industry to which any car can go...from passenger to stock car...maintenance-of-way to cabooses?...
  • April 28, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,742 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Terry Carver Photos & track plan by Larry Wright The mechanics at Dewey's Auto Repair appear to have plenty of work on their hands. This scene is an example of the level of detail on the SR&T. Being a member of a large mod...
  • April 18, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,475 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by V.S. Roseman Photos by the author It might be called the YMCA, the crew quarters or even the railroad reading room, but buildings like this one would provide a clean safe place for railroad crews laying over in town to sleep. These buildings we...
  • April 15, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,236 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author The Walthers Canning Plant used as a Pullman commissary and storehouse shown with the kits boiler house. While passenger cars in a train would be owned by the operating railroad(s), Pullman cars ...
  • April 14, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 6,007 views - 2 comments - 2 likes
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author We often watch graceful streamliners go by without thinking of what is necessary to outfit, clean and resupply them after each trip. These operations require facilities that can generate nearly as much action ...