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  • November 6, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,131 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The model, like the prototype, is right at home switching coal-loaded hoppers. - Photo is by the author. by Wayne A. Sittner    Being very much a fan of the Lehigh Valley and the New York Ontario and Western, it was only a...
  • October 11, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,257 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 ...
  • September 19, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,636 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Southern Mikado Number 6623 in freight livery. - J. C. Paschall, Jr., collection. by J. C. Paschall, Jr.    Much attention has been given to the colorful green and gold paint schemes of the Ps-4 locomotives and other steam...
  • June 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 3,697 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Spokane Portland & Seattle O-1 2-8-2 #506 at Portland Oregon in 1950. - Photo: Jim Morris Collection By Skip Caswell    The Spokane, Portland and Seattle acquired thirteen 0-1 Class 2-8-2 Mikado engines from the Great ...
  • June 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 4,175 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Great Northern's S-class Northerns were impressive locomotives, as attested by this near-broadside view of S-1 2551 at Fargo, N. Dak., in September 1954. GN had six S-1's and 14 S-2's, used in passenger and fast-freight service. - Photo: Charles Felst...
  • May 30, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,467 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Built by Brooks in 1883, venerable Great Northern American No. 186 as it looked in 1940. This engine was renumbered to 220 in 1947, and it was scrapped in 1947 - a longer career than most diesels enjoy. At Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1927. GN...
  • February 29, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 5,524 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by GORDON Y. MILLS    When the sand house talk gets into the subject of steam power on the Espee, the discussion will most certainly include the red and orange Daylights and the exclusive-to-that-road cab forward Mallet a...
  • February 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,787 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Mt. Washington Cog Locomotive #1 pauses at the Summit. From an old postcard- Collection of P. Barney   by STEPHEN BOOTHROYD    In 1858, when Sylvester Marsh proposed building a railway to the summit of New Hampshire's...
  • December 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,494 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Art Fahie Photos by the author Two Athearn locos lay over at Hunterspoint. Both have been re-geared with Ernst components and painted with Polly-Scale paint. The road is made of spackle, applied over foam board. YOU DON'T HAVE TO B...
  • November 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,610 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by PAUL TEMPLAR PHOTOS BY THE AUTHOR The passenger/freight depot at Red Fox is the main tourist attraction for photographers. Well folks, this is my very last HO model railroad. I have now gone into On30. I made this decision a few mo...