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  • December 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,732 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Greg Martin Model photos by the author DURING 1951, and continuing through 1952, the Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona Shop turned out 500 new 50' 6" boxcars of all-welded construction in series 73000-73499. Altoona utilized Youngstow...
  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,258 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Greg Martin Pennsy initially bought F3s just in A-B-B-A lashups. These Phase 2-late units are shown as-delivered without nose lift rings or ladder grabs and with the unit number in the Keystone. Chicago, IL; August 1947. Historically ...
  • September 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,256 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author At sunset, we witness several trains traversing Horseshoe Curve. Altoona Reservoir is built on a door, which drops down to the left for access. Pistons ease its descent. Most modelers choose to d...
  • September 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,124 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Stuart R. Thayer Model photos by the author PRR 6322 is doing what the Pennsy C630s were known for best...pushing hard on the rear end of a heavy train, while the trains conductor watches the show. *Text Not Available* Starting in...
  • September 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,239 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Art Fahie Photos by the author Handpainted Masonite backdrops help to add a feeling of depth around the entire railroad room. Joe may live on Long Island, but his modeling heart is clearly elsewhere. "You're never too young or too ...
  • May 23, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,197 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...
  • Invalid date - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,411 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Doug Taylor Photos By Robert Schleicher Plan Artwork by Craig DuMez PHOTO 10. The Torrance steel mill is designed so both the incoming coal and ore and the outgoing steel operations can be modeled as well as some of the plant's internal mo...