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  • January 20, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,251 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Brand new SD-38 #36 at MbCloud in mid-June. Don A Hansen. From Don A. Hansen On the 9th of May, the McCloud River Railroad took delivery of their three new 2,000 horsepower EMD-built SD-38 units at Lookout, California, early in the eveni...
  • January 19, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,222 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Dan Ranger, Jr.   Picking up from issue number 91, and the Sonora. - Tuolumne area, we travel south to the Yosemite Valley region of the Golden State. At El Portal, on route 140, we find an 80-3 class Shay. She was originally buil...
  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 877 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Omaha, Nebraska, August, 1974. Here are two views showing an ACF built dome car, 7006. Note the striker plate, details on the end, and outside spring hanger truck. Union Pacific still maintains a fleet of passenger cars for special excursions and exec...
  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 941 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    ATSF SIGNAL BRIDGE A simplified, yet beautiful, Cantilever Signal Bridge in R.O. scale is currently available as kit No. CPG-24 from Custom Photo/Graphics, P.O. Box 26, Mentor, Ohio 44060. The kit consists of twelve pieces of photo-etc...
  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 763 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 ...
  • January 12, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 698 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Ed Sutorik Models and photos by the author. WFCX? Right! The C instead of the more common E means cushion. This cushioned mechanical reefer is just the thing for those fancying cars with the "Big Sky" style herald on their sides. Pr...
  • January 11, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,677 views - 4 comments - 1 like
    Page 47: The 418 rests at Blue Island, Illinois. This view shows the "A" end and the right hand side detail. Photo by Don Heiberger.Page 48: This photo shows the end details close up before painting. Photo by the author. RICHARD YAREMKO...
  • January 11, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 792 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A view into the Espee's popular 5-12 RONALD KUYKENDALL A well-weathered 1264 steams it up at Tracy, California, early in 1953. The existence of the small cab window just ahead of the large one was rather unusual at this late date. Red finish of smal...
  • January 11, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 784 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    The above view of the CB&Q 232 000 class tank car illustrates an alternative style of lettering compared to the one shown in Bill Glick's article in the December, 1977, issue of PM. Stencil style lettering was used by the "Q" just prior to the BN ...
  • January 10, 2012 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,248 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Richard Miller This photo of Car 235 was taken in St. Paul, Minnesota, in March of 1970. Photo by E. H. Archer. This photo of the GN 52-71 class shows both sides of the car. Note that one is lettered for the Oriental Limited while the other is in ...