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January 1994
VOLUME24 NUMBER 1

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FEATURES 15 PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD STEEL OPEN HOPPERS: H36 by John G. Teichmoeller 19 MODELING MODERN lNTERMODAL: WALTHERS ARTICULATED THRALL CAR DETAILING A PREPAlNTED MODEL by David A. Bontrager 24 CONRAIL RETURNS A FAVORJTE PROTOTYPE -A CONRAIL NEE READING GP35 by Ed Sanicky 26 CGTX FOURBAY COVERED HOPPER by Man:el de Vlieger 33 OF KIDS AND TRAINS by Margaret Mansfield 34 BEHIND THE SCENES: WATER IN THE DESERT by Marga ret Mansfield 38 TWO MILES OF MAJNLINE ON THE GRAND ROAD by Paul Brennecke 44 NORFOLK AND W ESTERN G2 GONDOLA: A KITBASH by Jim Teese, MMR 48 SHORTLINE ADVENTURES: THE DELTA ROUTE -COLUMBUS & GREENVILLE RAILROAD: PART IT by Larry Smith, MMR 5 0 ON TRACK: WIRING MODULAR TELEPHONE THROTTLE SYSTEMS by Jim Mansfield 54 NORFOLK SOUTHERN LIGHT DUTY LOCOMOTIVES AND SLUGS by Jim Six 58 DIESEL DETAJL CLOSE-UP: RJCHMOND, FREDERICKSBURG & POTOMAC EMD E8A by Rich Picariello 61 MANUFACTURERS RAILWAY -PART IT: W HEN IS A SWITCHING UNE A RAJLWAY? by Martin Lofton DEPARTMENTS 4 5 6 9 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR EDITORJAL NEW PRODUCTS PRODUCT REVIEWS 11 12 14 36 SOCIETY PAGE YOUR TREK PLAN VIDEO REVIEW COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ABDUT THE COVER 67 71 78 78 DEALER DIRECTORY SHOPPING GUIDE CLAssmEDS ADVERTISER INDEX

Terror Creek Canyon grade on Paul BreTUlcclc.e's N scale Grand Road layout. The lead unit is about to pass over a dragging-equipment detector. Tum to page 38 for more. Photo by Bruct Noll. INSET: In this month's installment of Modeling Modem Intermodal, Dave Bontrager takes a look a t detailing the prcpainted Thrall cars from Walthers. Photo by David A. Bontrager.

A six-unit lashup consisting of two SD60s, two Dash &-4OCs and two SD4o..2s pulls a 56-car unit coal train (3,403' and 5,400 tons) up the

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