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R AILROADING VOL. VIII, N O.4 F16 AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 1 985 - ---------------------------Publisher

- - - - The MODELER'S M agazine o f P rototype

Kevin M cKinney
Edito r

f eatures
The C overed Wagon Trail . ....................... 10 MassachuseHs Bay Transporation Authority FP10's
Don C oppola

J im Six
Se nio r Editor

M ike S chafer
Associate Editor

Lineside: N ickel Plate's V ermilion, O hio d epot . ... 16
PM staff

J ames E. H umbert
Editorial C oo rdinator

H arold A. E dmonson
Art Director

C leveland Union Terminal GP9
Leon Lavadas W. Terry Stuart



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A llen Ambrosini/GRAVITY GRAPHICS
Rese arch & Assistance

G loor C raft M odels: a f amily a ffair . ............. 20 " Leaping L izards:" C Be N W RSD4's a nd 5 's . ...... 21
Jim Six a nd Mike Schafer

J ohn H. Kuehl John B. H ilbron
Ci rcula ti on l Office M anager

Chrys R epking

The P rototype M odeler's N otebook: . ............. 29 Western P acific 5 0-foot, 50-ton d ouble d oor b oxcars
J ohn Ryczkowski

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D etail Close-up: Seaboard Air Line passenger GP7's . ......................................... 34
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Union Pacific's SW10 . ........................... 36
J ames E, H umbert

P rototype P ortfolio: M ilwaukee R oad's Fast M ail . . 37
William F. Stauss

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M odeler's N ewsbox . ...................................... 4 Message t o o ur Readers . ................................. 5 PM C lassified . ........................................... 6 PM J unction . ... .. ........................................ 6 N ow Arriving . ............................................ 8 Society P age . ........................................... 44
On t he c over: Amidst a c laud c allec tion t hat for a ll the w orld looks like a distant m ountain ran ge,
C hicago & North Western 's ' 'patriarch o f the p rairie," A lco RSD4 No. 1619, trundles d own from Watertown, S. Oak., with its b ooty o f various l oaded a nd e mpty f reight cars. M ike Schafer h appene d u p on o ur "star" as she n eared Sioux Valle y Junction o n a n A ugust d ay in 1977: I nset: Whenever one thin ks o f things Milwaukee Road, seldom does the train o f t hought i nclude the likes o f such trains as N o. 57. Dep ic ted h ere is the yellow, g ra y a nd r ed workhorse tOiling a wa y busily a t its t rade a t the d epot in Portage, Wis ., o n a n o pp ressively m ugg y June 1969 evening. Mike Schafer p hoto .
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