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  • December 30, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,818 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    TOM VANDEN BOSCH Southern Pacific H-70-6 Class covered hopper. This grey car has all black lettering; it is used in cement service and is shown here at Redwood City, California, in 1977. Photo is by the author. Southern Pacific and the...
  • December 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,558 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    E. Roy Carpenter, Jr. The term "Jew Engine" came up several times during the search for information on these engines; it is a term that was commonly used in relation to the WM's Decapods. Popular theory has it that these engines were ...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,971 views - 6 comments - 3 likes
    J.C. Paschal Page 32: Photo by the author. X661 was rebuilt in October, 1969, at Eatonton, GA. Photo by the author. In the early 1940s, the Southern Railway began replacing its center cupola wood cabooses with a steel bay window va...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,924 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Page 26: Santa Fe Gas Electric M-J60 with Baggage Car No. 202 and AHM coach in drag. Model and photo by the author. Yes, that's right, a 41 foot head end car for standard gauge, main line service! This must be one of the most unique car...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,477 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Walter Brown Jim Hickey photo. One of the many difficulties in modeling a prototype railroad is the lack of a good selection in available models. The problem is further complicated when there are no decals to correctly letter a model eve...
  • December 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,878 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    Cyril J. Durrenberger Page 22: Scratch built HO Scale model of Elgin, Joliet and Eastern wood box car No. 7009. Note the weathering on the car. The prototype was built in 1907 and some still remained in revenue service as late as 1937. Model and phot...
  • December 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 9,266 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    Coming up on the Belmont Road Crossing at Downers Grove, Illinois, in March of 1973 is BN 6143 (ex-CB&Q 341) still in her Burlington colors on the point with two repainted units following and Burlington units bringing up the rear. Gib Allbach phot...
  • December 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,824 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    A subject that seems to come up quite often in the model railroad and rail fan hobbies is that of the apparent high cost of some of the limited interest publications. It seems to me that a review of this kind of thing might better help a...
  • December 23, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,536 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Prototype Modeler, long a name synonymous with authenticity, has loaned its expertise to the design of a series of prototype craftsman type model railroad kits for the discriminating modeler who i s interested in rolling stock that is a ...
  • December 22, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,286 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Photos by Tom Cobb COMMENT Harry Graham raised a question about my review of the Ambroid ATSF Caboose kit in the November/December, 1976, issue of Southwestern Prototype Modeler, concerning the air brake equipment. I re-checked my in...