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  • November 29, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,367 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 - 1,118 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...
  • June 12, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 882 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 - 1,198 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 - 1,644 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 - 970 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 - 1,159 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...
  • April 7, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 1,330 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 - 1,958 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...