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This Day In Railroad History
Chicago & Grand Trunk Ry. completes line from Valparaiso, Indiana to Chicago, completing the Grand Trunk's connection between Port Huron and Chicago.
The train shed at Buffalo's Exchange Street station collapses under a load of heavy snow, killing four railroad employees. The depot was nearly empty at the time, a factor in the small number of casualties.
A fiery head-on collision between a CN freight train and a VIA passenger train claims 23 lives near Hinton, Alberta.
A head on collision between a freight train and a passenger train near Hinton, Alberta claims 23 lives.
New grade crossing videoI just ordered a set though my local hobby shop. I wonder how hard it would be to make it work? Conrad (German electrical parts store) should have these gizmos to make the arm go up and down. (They are a push pull kind of motor, a tube about as wide as an ink...
1914 Bucyrus Steam Shovel3D printed, Just got this back from shapeways two pieces broken but repaired except for the bucket sling not shown was broken have to drill hole for pin so sling on bucket will work. This has swivel boom and movable bucket arms bottom drops down from bucket....
Ztrack Resale SALE!Image Link
Ztrack Resale is offering 10% off your complete order between now and March. This special is offer is only for Ztrack Magazine subscribers. See page 4 of the November/December issue of Ztrack for the voucher code to use when...
Arduino [or other uCPU] controlled.....I cant believe I have been gone for 2 years. But anyways, I seen online something about some new super mini computers that will be sold for 15 dollars. Anyone know what I am talking about and can they be used for our purposes ??
Re: Rokuhan turnouts and DCC helpRokuhan turnouts come set up for power routing without modification to change to non power routing you have to install two screws from the 4 supplied with the turnout. The instructions with the turnout show where to install these screws and they have to...
Tip: Remove Lettering from (Some?) AZL Frt CarsBeen trying to figure out how to post a ZCS uploaded photo as an in-line forum pic but no luck, so back to trusty Google...here's the actual pic.
....Or not. Now Google isn't even working.
Well, at least here's another link... ...
Tip: Remove Lettering from (Some?) AZL Frt CarsAs promised, a photo....
The top two are AZL gondolas. I know they're foobs, but I bought a four-pack of the MoPac's on the cheap and...
Brass American Z linesHi everyone, I've listed half a dozen Azl brass loco's on EBay, I need to change my car that is falling apart so I have to move on a few items :(
Please check out this eBay listing number if you are interested..... 311543312214
Sorry I can't seem...
FS: AZL Freight Cars (or Trades)For Sale/Trade
(2) American Z Line ADM "Leaf" Corn Syrup Cars. From 1st run, in correct jewelcase/packaging but different roadname on the inserts. $35ea or both for $60.
(1) American Z Line AZL-91601-2 NSC 53ft Double Stack Well Car - DTTX #655136 with...
AZL Amtrak West F59PHI Passenger Sets [x2]*Bumped*
Listed on eBay w/ seller fee upcharge at $190.00 a set; USPS Priority Flate Rate Shipping - Medium Flat Rate box at actual cost: $11.30 as of 10/11/15 from USPS.
AZL Amtrak West F59PHI Passenger Sets [x2]For Sale: x2 set's of AZL Amtrak West F59PHI + 4 Surfliner Bi-Level Passenger Cars; #AZL-7002. Road #'s: 452 and 455.
Both set's are in mint condition , DC , test-ran and broken in under 1-hour run time on both sets; retain all original factory...
Rolling Stock of the Month Club EntriesStonysmith Rotary plow, MTL F7B converted to RSPU two DCC GP35s and Stonysmith caboose means The Shasta route is ready for the onset of Winter