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  • November 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 875 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 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 3,579 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by David Schumacher "Greyhounds" steaming for Sherman Hill: the flagship of the FEF "Northern " class, No. 800, is on the point of double-headed "Greyhounds" as Union Pacific Train No. 1, the "Los Angeles Limited" accelerates westward out of Cheyenne...
  • August 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,483 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...
  • July 31, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 966 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Model and photos by Dick Cataldi PRODUCT REVIEW: by Dick Cataldi    If ever there was an impossible task to perform, it was the assignment to find a diesel electric locomotive to replace the Norfolk & Western J Class ...
  • July 4, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,360 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    By Julian Cavalier - All photographs by the author Train #81 "Silver Star" pulling a 5-car passenger train headed by locomotive #636 southbound as it approaches Clearwater Station in Florida. Note the tracks in the center of the street that run sever...
  • June 8, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,647 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...
  • May 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,175 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    BY THE PM STAFF Photos - Warren Calloway    The Seaboard Air Line operated eight passenger-equipped GP7's, Nos. 1704-1711. The Pullman Green-and-yellow Geeps were built in 1950, each carrying 800 gallons of fuel and 800 ...
  • October 10, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,486 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Robert A. Clark Illustrations by Steve Andrews This is Chicago's Dearborn Station. In the left rear can be seen the tower at Grand Central Station with the B&O sign and clock. Across the background run tracks leading into La Salle Street Stat...
  • October 10, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 7,442 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Robert A. Clark Amtrak's use of the former Pennsylvania coach yards at Chicago Union Station is shown in this September 1973 photo. Note the servicing platforms between the tracks. On the left is a repair track area. Much equipment is in evidence ...
  • October 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,976 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Robert A. Clark This is usually what we think of when we think of a big city passenger terminal. We focus on the station building and the related loading platforms. We forget the backstage facilities needed to make the cars ready. Here is the rail...