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  • November 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,514 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jerry Peterson Photos by Randy Lee As the Bull Moose navigates the deck bridge on its way to the Southpoint yard, a first-time observer would surely think the extreme boiler swing of the big articulated would cause an imbalance and a catastrophic...
  • October 12, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,718 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Jim Rollwage Photos by the author The LaSalle local arrives at Henderson to begin switching industries. This is somewhat of a hot spot with the local having to clear the main for other through trains. The foundation is from an old abandoned grist...
  • August 8, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 1,662 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Text and Photography by Gregory A. McCommic BELOW: On May 9, 1997, a BNSF garbage train, guided by an SD40-2, moves through Tunnel 1.5 at North Bonneville, Washington. There are 12 tunnels in a 50-mile section of track on the Washington side of the...
  • August 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,541 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by David Butts Photos by the author Union Pacific power next to the scratchbuilt diesel sanding tower in the yard. Jeffrey White and Stan Jones would like to show that a Z-scale layout can be made comparable to those layouts seen in ...
  • July 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,609 views - 0 comments - 1 like
      George Cockle photo. THE PROTOTYPE Union Pacific's SD-24m, 3399, came onto the property as No. 423, a standard SD-24 built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in 1959. Nine years later, this unit entered the O...
  • June 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,871 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 1, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 1,629 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Bill Buchanan This Montana juxtaposition poses the question: Could Amtrak silver be replaced by dappled gray on the point if Congressional horse-trading results in further cuts? The Congressional Limited Amtrak is apparently not...
  • May 18, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,118 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    by Ted York Photos by the author With a little work, an inexpensive model flatcar can be turned into a detailed and realistic TOFC car worthy of any model railroad. I have never wanted to tell my Santa Fe friends that I also model th...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,357 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
      LEFT: At twilight an eastbound freight, with C&NW S040-2 G8Gl leading, slides by MW crossovers at Meredith, III., on Aug. 17, 1994. RIGHT: In 1981, semaphores still protected the Milwaukee Road's Moline to Savanna line crossing at East Clin...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,471 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Text and Photography by R.C. Farewell Tennessee Pass. The name induces a vision of the wild west, of monstrous coal-fired 2-8-8-2s darkening the skies with their ever-so-slow climb up a 3 percent mountain mainline, of point helpers...