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  • June 7, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,590 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    The Reading owned ten Alco C424 units like No. 5208 seen here at Williamsport, Pa. Numbered 5201-5210 (Conrail 2490-2499), the ten were used sytem-wide and were part of the Phase I group of Century C424 units. In this article (part one of two), Jim Si...
  • June 5, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 3,161 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Running five hours late the Southbound Amtrak Silver Star arrives at Orlando, Fla., base of operations for the SBD/SCL Orlando Subdivision. At left is SCL U18B No. 378, one of 115 owned by the road, and typical power on the Sub for many years. - Photo...
  • May 14, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,613 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Creeping through South Dakota prairies, "lizard" 1619 has a long grain train in tow on C&NWs Watertown-Sioux Valley Junction branch in August 1977. The venerable Alco - to diesel fans, an RSD4 - will work to the main line at Sioux Valley Junction ...
  • May 13, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,749 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    CUT passenger Geep 5901 is at Elkhart, Ind., in January 1962, having strayed from its original assignment locale in Ohio. As on all NYC Geeps, the "front" of the locomotive is actually the long-hood end, hence the "F" designation - barely visible in t...
  • May 10, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,422 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Above left: The Vermilion depot possesses some interesting trim connected with the eaves and the roof, and it could easily be a candidate for renovation for other uses. Below left: This view highlights the former operator/agent's office and baggage ar...
  • April 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,330 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    MDC offers the 35 foot two-bay covered hopper in some 18 railroad names plus 5 shipper names. Author Six improved the model by adding a variety of commercially available replacement details. A convincing model results when...
  • April 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,352 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Rib edges were lightly sanded as part of the weathering treatment for the Penn Central 65-foot mill gondola. Load of pipe (actually painted straws) conceals the weight that was added to improve tracking. BY THE PM STAFF Photography by Jim...
  • April 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 6,256 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    SDP45 and SD45 team up running eastbound over Starrucca Viaduct. Photo by Victor Hand. BY THE PM STAFF - Model Photography by JIM SIX The right locomotive for the right service at the right time SDP45 No. 3644 poses in the Erie Lackaw...
  • April 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,307 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
      MODELING CONRAIL part two Photographs by VICTOR HAND    Who will buy Conrail? This is one of the reigning questions in railroading as we enter the year 1985. Only a short nine years ago the question might have been...
  • April 11, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,850 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    On April 21, 1952, R. D. Acton Sr. photographed a westbound Pennsy freight from Troy Hill Road west of Urbana, Ohio. To the right of the trio of FTs is the passing track used by passenger trains to overtake slow moving freights while the separated tra...