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  • November 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 911 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Jeff Cauthen    Southern Pacific first received lightweight streamlined cars in 1941 for Overland route service. These were the 4-4-2 and 6-6-4 sleepers received as a part of the Union Pacific order des...
  • November 6, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,044 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    SP 653751 photographed in June, 1979, at San Luis Obispo, California, is identical to the Athearn car. The tack boards on the door and ends will have to be removed from the model, and the tack board put back in a lower position on the door. The ribs o...
  • October 11, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,119 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Model and photo by the author. by Stan Harris    With the introduction of the Harriman type 4-6-0 HO locomotive construction kit, Model Die Casting, Inc. has provided the basis for a number of interesting Southern Pacific ...
  • October 1, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,099 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by John Buffalo The prototype for the car in this article as it appears in maintenance-of-way service on the Espee. - Photo by the author.The opposite side of this car with the third window cut into the left of the door. - Photo by the author. ...
  • September 27, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,136 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    by Gordon Y. Mills The author's CP depot in HO. - Photo by Duane Leetzow.  --  Rear view of the author's CP depot. - Photo by Duane Leetzow.      Here is a little building which anyone can put together even ...
  • August 27, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 22,055 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Camino Southern Pacific old time box car built by Gordon Y. Mills. - Duane Leetzow photo. by Gordon Y. Mills    I must confess that this project started out as a simple kit review but it became in reality an exercise in ad...
  • August 21, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 873 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    An example of the Southern Pacific's covered hoppers that can be quickly kit-bashed from a Roundhouse kit. Makes an excellent addition to any model road with a minimum of time and a maximum in authenticity. - Tom Cobb photo. by Tom Cobb ...
  • August 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,607 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Often the shop crews did not follow the "common standard" designs they got from the front office. This is how the herald looked on SP 10262, a "Shasta Daylight" Articulated Coffee Shop car when she was retired. The wing panels have been painted silver...
  • August 10, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,197 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by James L. Scott This photo shows the right side of the car (as you look at the B (brake wheel) end. Notice the defect card holder above the Preco cover plate which is on this side only. - Photo is by John S. KamacherThis photo shows...
  • August 10, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,229 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Photo of the PFE R-70-5 Class reefer 'as built' in May-June, 1952. Photo is from PFE of the initial car built. by Michael E. Reynolds Photo of the PFE R-70-5 Class reefer 'as built' in May-June, 1952. Photo is from PFE of the initial c...