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  • December 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,610 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Greg Martin Model photos by the author DURING 1951, and continuing through 1952, the Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona Shop turned out 500 new 50' 6" boxcars of all-welded construction in series 73000-73499. Altoona utilized Youngstow...
  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,109 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Greg Martin Pennsy initially bought F3s just in A-B-B-A lashups. These Phase 2-late units are shown as-delivered without nose lift rings or ladder grabs and with the unit number in the Keystone. Chicago, IL; August 1947. Historically ...
  • September 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,099 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author At sunset, we witness several trains traversing Horseshoe Curve. Altoona Reservoir is built on a door, which drops down to the left for access. Pistons ease its descent. Most modelers choose to d...
  • September 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,995 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Stuart R. Thayer Model photos by the author PRR 6322 is doing what the Pennsy C630s were known for best...pushing hard on the rear end of a heavy train, while the trains conductor watches the show. *Text Not Available* Starting in...
  • September 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,325 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Jim Teese, MMR Photos by the author The genesis of this engine goes back quite a ways. In the mid-1970s I was working for Bell Helicopter in Iran and building a few HO models in my free time. I saw an ad from AHM in Model Railroader...
  • September 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,104 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Art Fahie Photos by the author Handpainted Masonite backdrops help to add a feeling of depth around the entire railroad room. Joe may live on Long Island, but his modeling heart is clearly elsewhere. "You're never too young or too ...
  • May 23, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,090 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Rich Picariello Photos from the authors collection; credits as indicated The Prototype C425: The 2,500-hp C425 (Alco specification number DL640B) was introduced by Alco in 1964 as a member of their Century Series. At the end of pr...
  • April 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,703 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Art Fahie Photos by the author Bob was careful not to over-weather the layout. The layout is built with the present-day attitude of the 1950s era, not a reflection of what once was. Oldtowne is up north toward the middle of Main...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 7,985 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    The PRR decapod is drifting downhill and will be working the train brackes all the way to Weirton Junction. It is at the front of a westbound symbol freight, CIN-1 as it rolls by the Hanlin Coal & Coke Co. tipple just west of Dinsmore Tunnel. Hanlin...