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  • September 30, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 9,637 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ken Edmier Photos by Ken Edmier and Tim Frederick GA-191 brake-end detail. Note horizontal brake beam and low-mounted brake cylinder. GA-191 End Detail & Assembly For the GA-191 class, the brake air tank is mounted on the left s...
  • December 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,644 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    How many times have you heard the following excuses? I have no space for a layout Exhibition layouts need a van for transportation But when a small layout is suggested, the people that use one of the above excuses, respond that sma...
  • September 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,409 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    D. Scott Chatfield A solid train of auto racks on the Southern Pacific mainline east of Reno, Nevada. -- J. Fred Coots, Jr., photo The first article on auto racks, in the June 1992 issue, described the prototypes and the matching model...
  • September 28, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,533 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ken Edmier Photos by Ken Edmier and Tim Frederick After purchasing 8,400 Pullman Standard 4427 covered hoppers from 1963 to 1971, Santa Fe decided in 1972 to start ordering the newly designed PS-4750 covered hopper. Santa Fe purchas...
  • September 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,773 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Bob Foltz Photos by the author The westbound Super Chief pulls to a stop in Trinidad while the yard crew in the background continues to work uninterrupted. When I began designing my Santa Fe "Raton Division," Trinidad yard was envi...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,731 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Ken Edmier Photos by the author Modified InterMountain end ladder assemblies. End-Ladder Assemblies The InterMountain end ladder assemblies are very finely molded, but have the coupler platform and grabirons molded onto the bottom f...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,730 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ken Edmier Photos by the author ATSF 314109, prototype for the model. Stoneburg, TX; March 1983. Santa Fe ordered 1,000 American Car & Foundry (ACF) high-cube Center Flow covered hoppers in 1973, mainly for grain service. These c...
  • July 25, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,607 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    "PIGGYBACK" COMBINES ROAD WITH RAIL TRANSPORTATION FOR TRULY MODERN MODEL RAILROADING   Once the purest of "enemies" of rail transportation; the trucking industry is now one of the biggest dollar earners for full-size railroads. ...
  • June 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,588 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 - 2,046 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...