This week’s photo comes from Grant Eastman. The Southern Alberta Rail (SAR) is a protolanced, heavy hauling Canadian line connecting Lethbridge, Alberta to Crowsnest. Grant is currently rebuilding the layout to make use of Code 55 tack and semiscale metal wheelsets while still concentrating on reliable operation of long trains on heavy grades. We hope […]
By James Costello
Trailer Train History and Intermodal Developments
The Trailer Train Company was established in November 1955 with three objectives:
Standardize the rail equipment of piggybacking with the two-trailer car as the basis. Foster the growth of piggybacking, provide its members with the best available equipment, and keep its members abreast […]
This week’s photo comes from Mike Stanislaw. Mike’s excellent scenic touch perfectly frames a set dark horses from Norfolk Southern. While NS has been reviving a cache of colorful fallen flag schemes of late, there’s a simplistic elegance to their standard black fare. Note the execution of the scenic materials “growing” out of the rock […]
This week’s photo comes from Jamie Vondruska. Milwaukee Road’s 1-spot was filled by a speed demon of an Atlantic back in 1935. Back when steam engines on jointed rail ran in excess of 100 MPH between Chicago and Milwaukee. Here a Fox Valley Model’s Hi cools her wheels at the station in Caledonia, Wisconsin. It’s […]
This week’s photo comes from Chris Brimley. Chris is an outstanding architectural modeler and has been hard at work on this Nabisco building for his Hudson Terminal Railroad layout.
This week’s photo comes from Phil Brooks. Mallet number 5 takes a spin on the Clinch River’s 130 foot turntable. The mallet and turntable are both weathered Walthers items, with the turntable rails replaced with code 55 rail to match the turntable approach tracks.
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