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  • September 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,526 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...
  • July 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,792 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF MOVING YOUR MODEL RAILROAD BY BUILDING IT IN A TRAILER!   Model railroaders are resourceful if nothing else; particularly when it comes to "appropriating" the space for their miniature railroad empires. Spare ...
  • June 30, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,311 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    THE RAILROAD THE MOVIES MADE FAMOUS IS WELL WORTH MODELING A pair of Sierra steamers strain to make it up the hills from the farmlands to the mountain timber country led by 2-8-2 Mikado number 36. The Sierra seldom bothered with ballasted or draine...
  • April 7, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 1,908 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By Randy Woods, M.D., and Bob Plough Southbound Thayer Local train No. 91680 aprroaches Cedar Gap, Missouri, on April 27, 1995. An average of 20 to 25 daily trains use the scenic route. Bob Plough photo The St. Louis-San Francisco R...
  • Invalid date - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,600 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A Somewhat Curmudgeonly View of Railroads and the Use of Alizarin Crimson What's New Text and Paintings by Ted Rose I'm just old enough to remember steam locomotives in regular use, to have witnessed the dramatic physical and social...
  • Invalid date - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,443 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    On Dec. 22, 1998, a Southern Pacific flanger blasts through the fresh snow at Soda Springs, Calif. Note the icicle breakers and revolving window, both telltale signs of a SP locomotive assigned to snow fighting duty. ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,725 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Carl M. Lehman SP GP40-2 No. 7672 leads a westbound freight past Tower 17 in Rosenberg in September 1992. If you don't like railfanning in congested urban areas, but you do like nonstop and varied action, you will probably want to vis...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,918 views - 0 comments - 1 like
      by Gene Green There it was.  Standing in Southern Pacific's Cotton Street Yard in El Paso, Texas was rail grinding equipment be longing to Loram Maintenance-of-Way, Incorporated of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since the Southe...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,339 views - 2 comments - 2 likes
    PRICINGHO (DC) $349.95 US MSRP. HO (DCC & Sound) $469.95 US MSRP.  N (DC) $339.95 US MSRP.  N (DCC & Sound) $459.95 US MSRP.    
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,594 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
      Steve Orth described how to kit-convert an EMD SD45T-2 diesel from Athearn and Cannon parts in the October 2001 issue of "The Journal." The real "Tunnel Motor" diesels (including the prototypes for Athearn's SD40T-2) often display some severe ...