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  • September 15, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,419 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    PROTOTYPE INFORMATION BY MIKE SCHAFER ROSTER BY PAUL ZACK PHOTOGRAPHS FROM LOUIS A. MARRE COLLECTION UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE Left: Monon 570, delivered as the 580, was a Class J-4 2-8-2-and the last steam locomotive built for CI&L (in 1929). Mono...
  • September 13, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 8,441 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    A network of rail lines serving the Florida citrus industry BY JOE OATES AND JIM SIX PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM SIX EXCEPT AS NOTED Left: As one might expect, citrus plays an important port in the economy of SCL's Orlando Subdivision or "Orlando Secondary....
  • September 13, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,185 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
      Wheel Move Irrigation Line$59.95 MSRP Constructed entirely of brass, the wheel move irrigation line is available in extremely low quantities. Available Tuesday, September 20t...
  • September 12, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,579 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    The new Athearn GP38-2 is the basis for this detailing project BY DOUG NUCKLESMODEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Page 16: Burlington Northern GP38-2 No. 2095, one of the second batch BN received in 1974, leads a quartet of SD40-2's and train northward ...
  • September 12, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,275 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    This small industrial complex is typical of many around the country BY CYRIL DURRENBERGERPHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Page 13: Above: The loading facility at the Lower Colorado River Authority open-pit coal mine near Bastrop,Texas. Trucks bring the min...
  • September 12, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,604 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    BY CYRIL DURRENBERGER PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE AUTHOR Page 11: Soo Line No. 44232 was photographed at Eden Valley, Minn. in July of 1978. The car is from Soo series 44100-44498 (Which had even numbers only), and was built in 1941. It is a class XM car, an...
  • September 12, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,004 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Trains we'd like to model Six-axle warbonnets and stainless-steel cars Page 8: Those legendary F-units may be gone, but Santa Fe business excursion trains are strictly premium first-class operations. Just like yours, the AT&SF's business trains ...
  • September 9, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,613 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Not every Santa Fe passenger train was a long string of stainless steel By Mike Schafer Left top: "Little Chiefs" on the Illinois prairie: A summer-like May day i n 1970 at Ancona, III., junction point of Santa Fe's Pekin branch with the Chicago Kan...
  • September 9, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,877 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Left: The Mountains in Minutes grain elevator is a nice-looking kit, readily adaptable to many different uses or kitbashes. The author's addition of the machine shed "completes" the structure and gives it the proper atmosphere. A microb...
  • September 9, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,023 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    A close look at a workhorse of the N &W passenger diesel fleet BY CHRIS TOTH Left top: In late 1958, the N&W received 15 steam-generator equipped GP9's, painted in Tuscan to match the road's passenger equipment. Geep 515, above, was in that ...