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  • June 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,716 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by George Melvin A quartet of 11-month-old CB&Q SD24s wheel tonnage through Sandwich, IL, on April 24, 1960. The second unit is the ill-fated 508, the first of the series to be retired. Standard equipment included the high short hood, auxiliary...
  • June 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,450 views - 7 comments - 0 likes
    Wednesday June 1, 2011 Weathered ExactRail Bridge Gallery Can a bridge inspire? We think so... ExactRail wanted to give you some inspiration you by showing one of our new bridges in its “natural habitat”. Chris Brimley went to work to pu...
  • June 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,174 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by George Melvin ATSF SD24 4508 shows off a fresh application of the yellow Warbonnet paint in this well-lit view at Argentine Yard on June 3, 1973. The MU boxes on the pilot have been modified, and this view shows the bit of sheet-metal overhang t...
  • May 31, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,654 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by George Melvin Santa Fe SD24 900, built in May 1959, was the first production SD24 after the single demonstrator/test-bed unit 5579 built ten months earlier in July 1958. Seen here at Barstow, CA, on November 5, 1969, with just over a decade of s...
  • May 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 6,673 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Bama Harman, MMR Photos by Miles Hale Most sane model railroaders will look at a construction project and try to determine the easiest way to accomplish a satisfactory end result. Cost is also a consideration that sneaks into the pr...
  • May 26, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,727 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    by Larry E. Smith, MMR Model photos by Mark Beaty AX-1 62023 after being removed from automobile service in 1956. You sense it before you can see it or hear it. Maybe its the slight vibration of the earth below your feet, but you kno...
  • May 25, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,165 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Jim Six Photos by the author As most readers that have followed my articles over the years already know, I have long had a fascination with the Penn Central. In fact, Terry Stuart and I co-authored "Modeling the Colorful Penn Cent...
  • May 24, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,277 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author Cobblestones set up with light gray mortar in a busy industrial area. Walthers has recently introduced a line of styrene injection-molded street paving sets. This sectional approach to street bui...
  • May 23, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,973 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...
  • May 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,244 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Sam Swanson Photos by the author The gondola and its load, along with the lineside buildings, display a variety of rust colors and textures, along with a variety of degree (from lightly corroded to very rusty). Metal corrodes in a...