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  • December 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,623 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Mark E. Sharp Model photos by the author B&M 4211 A&B pull into Old Fort on the Northern Virginia Model Railroaders' Western North Carolina Railroad on a courtesy visit. I've recently shifted my railroad modeling focus to the...
  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,915 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Greg Martin Pennsy initially bought F3s just in A-B-B-A lashups. These Phase 2-late units are shown as-delivered without nose lift rings or ladder grabs and with the unit number in the Keystone. Chicago, IL; August 1947. Historically ...
  • September 22, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,335 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by Mark Sharp Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated N&W 1349 rolls westbound, just outside Statesville, on the Northern Virginia Model Railroaders layout. EMD's GP40 By the end of the 1950s, the "dieselization" of America...
  • September 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,257 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by John Welther Photos by the author It's almost hard to believe that EMDs SD45 was first introduced about 40 years ago. These locomotives have always portrayed sheer muscle to me and one might even say they are the "Granddaddy" of sup...
  • June 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,718 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by George Melvin UP SD24 402 is doing yard duty at East Los Angeles, CA, on April 18, 1982. Looking very good in the year of its retirement, it wears the 24 shield on the cab side and a smaller shield on the nose. Some of the red stripe on the side...
  • June 13, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,543 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Bob Boudreau Photos by the author Kadee #5 coupler box mounted below pilot with styrene spacers (two .080 and one .020). Self-tapping screw adds a mechanical bond to coupler. Note rear of coupler box has been trimmed off so as not to interfere...
  • June 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,493 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by George Melvin With a 1,200-gallon fuel tank, air reservoir under the frame and lack of MU control, KCC 904 offered a distinctive look among SD24s. In green and yellow, the unit has the boxes for the MU hoses that it was never equipped with. The ...
  • June 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,334 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by George Melvin ICG SD20 2015 is fresh from the shop in the striking gray-and-orange ICG livery of the era. In fact, the stacks are capped with black plastic. It was rebuilt from SOU SD24 6342 and was the fourth ex-SOU unit finished in the SD20 pr...
  • June 3, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,381 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by George Melvin SOU SD24 2512 heads up a quartet of three-year-old SD24s being serviced at Youngtown Yard in Louisville, KY, on March 10, 1963. Louisville was another north end destination for the SOU SD24 fleet during its prime. Note the addition...
  • June 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,703 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...