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  • October 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 968 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Rock Island RS-2 No. 452 re build works a local freigh t switching job on the Texas, Crawford & Prairie Railroad of the Houston Society of Model Engineers. - Photo by Doug GeigerBroadside view of Rock Island No. 452 showing modifications and detai...
  • August 28, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,081 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    Western Maryland's 7436 now a member of the Chessie System. - William Oertly, Jr. photo. by William Oertly, Jr.    The Western Maryland, before the Chessie takeover, used their own class system on their diesels for identif...
  • August 20, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,409 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Figure 1. Denver and Rio Grande Western FT No. 551A, March, 1947. - D&RGW photo from the collection of the Colorado Historical Society.Figure 2. Denver and Rio Grande Western FT No. 549, July, 1947. - D&RGW photo from the collection of the Col...
  • June 29, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,478 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By Peter Arnold SD-7 #1404 at Bakersfield, Ca. on October 12,1974.SP 1425 at Tucson, Arizona on December 16, 1977. This is one of the two units to receive a full length red stripe along the running board #1411 is the other unit so painted.SP 2742 at ...
  • February 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,430 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Page 35: The following various photos of W.E.R. Engine L2 present the wide variety of interesting details on the prototype from the front headlight, tall smoke stack, handrails in contrasting paint, and the bell located just behind the headlight. Unde...
  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 788 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Photo by Lynn Aldrich Lynn Aldrich For those modelers who wish to keep up with the latest modifications, a few changes occurred in late '75 or early '76 that are minor but interesting. These details are simple to add and give the models ...
  • December 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,679 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Mark E. Sharp Model photos by the author B&M 4211 A&B pull into Old Fort on the Northern Virginia Model Railroaders' Western North Carolina Railroad on a courtesy visit. I've recently shifted my railroad modeling focus to the...
  • July 1, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,421 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    Even diesels can be detailed... Here's how to add more realism to your E-8 or PA-1 and build an E-8 "B" unit to boot. LEFT: The "before" (right) and "after" versions of the HO Scale Athern PA-1 diesel. "Open" look to louvers and detailed pilot are ...
  • June 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,040 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...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,780 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
      Steve Orth described how to kit-convert an EMD SD45T-2 diesel from Athearn and Cannon parts in the October 2001 issue of "The Journal." The real "Tunnel Motor" diesels (including the prototypes for Athearn's SD40T-2) often display some severe ...