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PNC 3403 visits Sudbury

I was always a fan of these supremely cool Paducah Kentucky rebuilds. CP leased some of these from PNC, and although though 3403 wasn’t one of the units that was photographed on the Sudbury Division, I decided to leave the road number and press it into service for this fall’s operating sessions at the Waterloo Region Model Railway Club. 80 more words

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Gone for Beans

Penn Central’s Alco S2 fleet was numbered from 9600 to 9860, and was comprised of units from all three predecessor roads. 9633 was built for New York Central in 1943 and represents a relatively early example of the model, originally introduced to the Alco catalogue in 1940. 29 more words

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PROTOTYPE INFORMATION: Bothell a LDE?

Bothell, Washington is a community adjacent to the Seattle metropolitan area. It is near the northern end of Lake Washington. At one time, the Northern Pacific Sumas Branch ran through the village on its way to the Canadian border. 868 more words

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PROTOTYPE INFORMATION: Winters, California

Today, my wife and I traveled across the Central Valley of California to a small town called Winters. We had lunch at the Putah Creek Cafe. 357 more words

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GP38 Dynamic Brake/Air Filter Evolution

This post is for reference purposes for a discussion on the evolution of dynamic brake and air filter configuration on Penn Central GP38s. The photos have been reprinted from the Volume 16 Number 2 of Post, the Penn Central Railroad Historical Society’s publication. 226 more words

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Tim VanMersbergen's X43 Boxcars - 2017 Chicagoland RPM

Tim VanMersbergen delivered an excellent presentation covering a number of 40′ boxcars from the ’60s an ’70s at the 2017 Chicagoland RPM. Rounding out the presentation, he also had the models on display so that the final results could be seen in the flesh, so to speak. 343 more words

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