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This Day In Railroad History
A railway accident on the Grand Trunk Railway at Beloeil, Quebec, takes ninety-nine lives when a special passenger train carrying German immigrants went through an open drawbridge. This was Canada's worst railway disaster.
Northern Pacific operates its first train from Gardiner, Montana Territory, to the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
First Manistee & Northeastern Railroad train into Traverse City.
First through passenger train across Newfoundland leaves St. Johns at 19:20 and arrives Port aux Basques at 22:45, June 30.
A cave-in closes the busy Union Tunnel in Baltimore, halting traffic on the Pennsylvania Railroad between Philadelphia and Baltimore. One track is reopened by July 9th.
President Roosevelt signs the Hepburn Act, which gives the ICC power to set and put into effect maximum rates for the railroad industry, authorize examination of railroad books, and prescribe a uniform bookkeeping method.
Milwaukee Road files for its second bankruptcy in a decade.
Final day of steam locomotive service, as the Monon becomes one of the first Class I railroads to fully convert to diesel motive power.
The last New York Central passenger train runs on New York City's West Shore route along the Hudson River north of the city beyond West Haverstaraw (i.e., to Albany). Commuter service to and from Weehawken and West Haverstraw continued until December 10,1959.
Four cars of US Navy bombs aboard a Western Pacific freight train explode near Tobar, Nevada. Sixteen cars also loaded with bombs do not detonate.
New & Used TiresHere are some new and used tires to just throw around on your layout along the track side or near a gas station! junk yard! there are also a set with racks and a set of rims 24each. these are differents sets. get out that Maginfier mighty small 18"...
50ft Gondola'sAdded a set of Taylor TS 9972 reachstacker with the winkle coil grabber one with boom up and one with boom down. the boom has two section and it seem That shapeways when using the wax to support material gets into the inside and makes it hard to get it to...
50ft Gondola'sHello! Here is an interesting piece 3D printed Gondola's normal side 5ft tall 50ft long in Z scale same as the MTL gondola's. This is a 3D printed insert that will bring the side up to a 12ft high Photo's...
Republic SteelEurope has a different way of dealing with steel coils to protect them from the weather. Sliding telescopic roofs or retractable tarpaulin covers feature a lot. In this shot we see both types as modelled by Marklin. The KJB Coil hoods need repainting into VTG...
Republic SteelSteel Mill rolling stock tends to be fairly specialised.
Key items are the freight cars used to remove the molten metal and slag from the blast furnace on a regular basis. Marklin do some ready to run cars but they are European in outline so I have gone to...
Republic SteelNow. One of the lovely things about Blast Furnaces is they look pretty much the same the world over 'Form follows Function' as they say. So Republic Steel can have three guises.
Firstly USA in the 1990s, area indeterminate but running U.P, BNSF, CP and...
Republic SteelWith both sections installed and some extra roof panels fitted it now looks the part.
Around the back the ore yard served by the Highline was constructed with silos for the Limestone Coke and iron ore. An ore yard crane was...
Republic SteelAs I said the basic Marklin kit simplifies the furnace down so I started with the hot blast stoves, stack and gas washer area. This is a separate assembly with added platforms, steps and lighting. It is designed to bolt down to the basebord with 8BA bolts so...
Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday CarsPlaced my order!!!! Looking to create my second complete set of 8, Happy Birthday Train!
Now I need to find a reasonably priced GP35, Undecorated preferably.
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Lt Blue, Dk Blue, Purple, Pink.
One color to represent each...
Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday CarsHi Tim, Try Here http://www.needtrains.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&keyword=Birthday&search_in_description=1&categories_id=19&inc_subcat=1&manufacturers_id=2&pfrom=&pto=&dfrom=&dto=&x=35&y=6 .. This should work
Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday CarsI just went thru each page of MTL Z on Need Trains' website and still no Happy Birthday cars except for the purple Caboose and all of the N scale selection.
I'll keep checking back.
UNLESS, they are listed as N in the heading and are actual Z...
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