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  • October 26, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,508 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Karl P. Warden Photos by the author According to Websters Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, the word plausible means having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; cred...
  • October 24, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,430 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Michael "Bama" Harman Model Photos by Miles & Fran Hale Ashley Coal Company was built from a Builders In Scale craftsman kit. I modified the hoist and shaft houses to accommodate an animated cable system to drive the sheaves. The structure is...
  • October 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,031 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Kurt E.P. Mirisch, Sr. Left: Engine 4 approaches the Redenshek Mining Company's facility on Monroe Ridge. The track gang is busy repairing the siding and doing miscellaneous maintenance. Right: Preparations are being made to move engine 2 into the...
  • October 12, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,168 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Jim Rollwage Photos by the author The LaSalle local arrives at Henderson to begin switching industries. This is somewhat of a hot spot with the local having to clear the main for other through trains. The foundation is from an old abandoned grist...
  • October 12, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,373 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by John Parker Photos by Doug Geiger, MMR As BNSF continues to haul record amounts of coal from the Powder River Basin, the Fall River Subdivision often sees up to four coal trains a day. They say the third times the charm... and that...
  • October 11, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,006 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Richard Vye Photos by the author At the crack of dawn, a sleepy No. 4 American class locomotive is coaxed from its engine house stall toward the first step in her daily journey the turntable. Her two ten-wheeler cousins will be next. ...
  • October 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,828 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Larry Puckett photos by the author Moccasin Gap is the site of a small industrial area served by locals from the large yard there. How many times have you heard the story - boy gets American Flyer train set for Christmas and falls ...
  • September 30, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,504 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    FREIGHT HOUSES, PART IV By Robert Schleicher Page 18: This photo originally appeared in the PRR T&HS magazine, The Keystone, and it was reprinted in the August 1990 issue of "The Journal." The "White Terminal Co." building is visible near the ce...
  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,112 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    by Paul Templar Photos and trackplan by the author Heisler #10 treads gently over the trestle with a load of donkey engines destined to be put to work in the near future. High above, the new Pine Top and logging area can be seen. Badg...
  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,489 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by John E. Dillavou Photos by Bruce Nall I joined NTRAK in 1977 when the National Model Railroad Associations (NMRA) Convention came to Denver (Rocky Rails '77). I gleaned every word that appeared in Jim Fitzgerald's publication, and d...