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  • November 29, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,382 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    OPERATIONS by Jeff Lemke Part V in this series describes the subtle pauses that happen every time a real railroad crew picks up cars at an interchange track, movements (or more accurately, lack of movement) that can make operations on ...
  • October 3, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,132 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Peter Arnold The left side of Burlington Northern F9 Number 814 as modeled by the author. Note the detailed changes, additions, etc. that make this into the excellent model that it is. Below: A high side shot of the late model F3 with the addition...
  • August 30, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 861 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    Note difference in height of these cars from the 60000 series. - Staffan Ehnbom photo.Model Die Casting car body with the center 10 foot portion removed to make the Model and 60000 series car. - Photo by Staffan Ehnbom.Another view of the same Model D...
  • June 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 897 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    WGEM.COMPosted: Jun 08, 2012 11:35 PM EDT By Matt Schmidt  - bio | email     PALMYRA, Mo. (WGEM) -- Fire destroyed an old caboose that had been converted into a camp house along the Mississippi River. Firefighters from ...
  • June 11, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,217 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Photos: top Mike Raia, center Joe MacMillan, bottom Paul Zack by PM Staff    After a couple relatively quiet years, there are several new prototype locomotive models on the scene. Following its SD50 (shown in Newsbox, June...
  • June 8, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,688 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A-B F-units clad in the classic Great Northern scheme of yesteryear lead the Duluth-Minneapolis Badger at Superior. Wis., in the 1950's. - Photo: From R. R. Wallin via Al Chione and collection of James Humbert Don't have room for a full-s...
  • July 20, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 988 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Montana in October. Fall's green and gold in Big Sky Country offers this colorful setting for ATSF 5154 as it ushers eastbound MRL train No. 122 over skyline Trestle. When I started reading railroad publications years ago, certain subj...
  • June 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,181 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...
  • May 3, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,298 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    TRAINS - THE ULTIMATE HOBBY. THIS IS A VOYAGE INTO EXPANDING A RAILROAD. ITS ONGOING MISSION - TO EXPLORE STRANGE NEW ALCOVES, TOP SEEK OUT NEW PLACES AND NEW AREAS TO MODEL - TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO TRAIN HAS GONE BEFORE. by Paul Templ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,029 views - 0 comments - 1 like
      Andrew S. Nelson If railroads didn't change when they needed to, there wouldn't be anymore railroads-anyone who doesn't believe this should take a look at what happened to the Rock Island. Still, I haven't found much to like i...