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  • October 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 924 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Rock Island RS-2 No. 452 re build works a local freigh t switching job on the Texas, Crawford & Prairie Railroad of the Houston Society of Model Engineers. - Photo by Doug GeigerBroadside view of Rock Island No. 452 showing modifications and detai...
  • June 7, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,432 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    The Reading owned ten Alco C424 units like No. 5208 seen here at Williamsport, Pa. Numbered 5201-5210 (Conrail 2490-2499), the ten were used sytem-wide and were part of the Phase I group of Century C424 units. In this article (part one of two), Jim Si...
  • May 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,439 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Creeping through South Dakota prairies, "lizard" 1619 has a long grain train in tow on C&NWs Watertown-Sioux Valley Junction branch in August 1977. The venerable Alco - to diesel fans, an RSD4 - will work to the main line at Sioux Valley Junction ...
  • October 14, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,497 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Mark Sharp Model photos by the author MEC 556 sits in the snow (theres plenty for everyone in Maine) awaiting her next assignment. That appears to be maintenance-of-way equipment in the background. Date and photographer unknown. For ...
  • September 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,128 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Stuart R. Thayer Model photos by the author PRR 6322 is doing what the Pennsy C630s were known for best...pushing hard on the rear end of a heavy train, while the trains conductor watches the show. *Text Not Available* Starting in...
  • September 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,326 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...
  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,382 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    Even diesels can be detailed... Here's how to add more realism to your E-8 or PA-1 and build an E-8 "B" unit to boot. LEFT: The "before" (right) and "after" versions of the HO Scale Athern PA-1 diesel. "Open" look to louvers and detailed pilot are ...
  • May 23, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,369 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Rich Picariello Photos from the authors collection; credits as indicated The Prototype C425: The 2,500-hp C425 (Alco specification number DL640B) was introduced by Alco in 1964 as a member of their Century Series. At the end of pr...