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  • May 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,848 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    CUT passenger Geep 5901 is at Elkhart, Ind., in January 1962, having strayed from its original assignment locale in Ohio. As on all NYC Geeps, the "front" of the locomotive is actually the long-hood end, hence the "F" designation - barely visible in t...
  • March 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 2,943 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Photo: Jim Six It's like modeling six railroads at once - only better! by JIM SIX AND & W. TERRY STUART Profile of a contemporary modeler: enamored of far more railroads than he (or she) can ever afford to model, in love with enough...
  • August 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,027 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Jim Six Photos by the author Here is the finished Walthers 60 appliance boxcar with added detail, modified draft gear with Kadee #78 couplers, and weathering that was done with acrylic paints that were applied using paint brushes and Q-tips. Ex...
  • June 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,165 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by John Welther Photos by the author Its summer 1959 as a New York Central freight rolls through southwestern Illinois. The re-engined Erie-built is running out the last few years of service before being traded in. Immediately follow...
  • June 8, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,573 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by David Butts Photos by the author NYC E7 heads eastbound on the Michigan Central with passenger train next to the Huron River on the east corner module. The New York Central was known as the Water Level Route. What comes to mind is...
  • May 11, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,130 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ron Bareham Photos by the author The double-track mainline of the former New York Central passes over a former Pennsylvania branchline. A westbound freight led by a GP40 and GP38 is headed for the CB&Q in Chicago. A rebuilt former New Haven...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,916 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    By Jim Six Photos by the author Here is the finished Walthers 60’ appliance boxcar with added detail, modified draft gear with Kadee® #78 couplers, and weathering that was done with acrylic paints that were applied using paint brushes and Q...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 5,697 views - 12 comments - 1 like
    By Jim Six Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated As a boy at trackside I saw these cabooses with the bay window open more often than not. Of course I am not talking wintertime! Also shown are the fuel filler for the stove and a breather pipe....
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,593 views - 8 comments - 3 likes
      Being a modeler of the transition era New York Central (NYCRR) and loving head end cars on passenger trains, I needed express cars. On the NYCRR, many styles of head end equipment was used, from milk cars to multiple styles of baggage cars. But ...