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  • November 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,546 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 - 2,744 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 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,561 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 - 2,647 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 30, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,401 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    THE RAILROAD THE MOVIES MADE FAMOUS IS WELL WORTH MODELING A pair of Sierra steamers strain to make it up the hills from the farmlands to the mountain timber country led by 2-8-2 Mikado number 36. The Sierra seldom bothered with ballasted or draine...
  • June 1, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 1,649 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 - 3,153 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...
  • May 4, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 1,370 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Compiled by Sean Graham-White Source: Union Pacific Railroad OPPOSITE PAGE: Renumbered and repainted former Chicago & North Western SD40-2 3037 awaits its next assignment at Proviso Yard in the Chicago area. Sean Graham-White photo ABOVE: A cor...
  • April 1, 2011 - posted by TrainLife Staff - 1,570 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Whether it's a red Lionel caboose circling the family Christmas tree, or one acknowledged by waving children at trackside, the caboose is an American railroading icon. ABOVE: A Union Pacific caboose trails an eastbound coaltrain at Cheyenne, Wyoming, ...
  • Invalid date - posted by TrainLife Staff - 2,660 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...