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This Day In Railroad History
The PH&NW officially opens its line from Marlette to East Saginaw. It has been completed on December 31, 1881.
CNJ inaugurates Blue Comet between Jersey City and Atlantic City in competition with PRR; first U.S. deluxe, no-extra fare coach train in special blue-and-cream livery; operates over Atlantic City Railroad between Winslow Jct. and Atlantic City. (Baer)
Last run for the Southern Pacific - Rock Island Golden State.
Southern Pacific #4999I think that trainboard modeler wasn't one of those great modeler he seem to blame what he can't fix! the cylinder car looks great ! I think he just didn't drill the holes out right. I had one of mine do that the truck didn't ride right! but it does now! You...
Three European Barges in Z ScaleSelf propelled barge traffic up and down the Rhine is among the heaviest in the world. These three barges are on the larger size of the range. The models have a one-piece cast resin hull that shows the reinforcing ribs for the holds, precision-cut styrene...
AZL 2016 Friday Specials week 2!Image Link
Week 2 is here! This week, we have LPG mixed four packs at a very special price! This is an incredible opportunity to get your layout gassy and add a fun mix of cars!
AZL 2016 Friday specials - week 1!AZL's 2016 Friday specials are here! For week one, we have two different deals.
Buy one AZL 3564 cubic foot gondola set, get one free! There are four road names to choose from! These are SP, NOKL, TILX and DJJX. This is eight...
GM Aerotrain model...600.jpg
Having looked at a lot of options I decided to investigate the Japanese angle. I managed to win a ZJ Type 458 set on fleabay for only 25 GBP (a little over 30 USD) I'm hoping that this set will provided a power chassis and enough metal wheels to...
how do you install decoder?It is a bit early to say whether it is a go or no depending on the decoder. A note Digitrax have a smell decoder DZ136T the smallest from Digitrax. TCS Z2 might also be possible , looking at picture it might be possible to lift the coals load and create...
how do you install decoder?this is my first posting about DCC decoder and now I'm planning to install decoder on C57 steam locomotive from Rokuhan(available in February or March?)
But, it seems no enough space to install on it...
so, I would like to know if you have plan to...
For Sale - 8axle 125ton HD Flat Car w/TransformerFor Sale
Newly Built 8 axle 125ton Heavy Duty Flat Cars with Transformer Loads.
RR Scheme - TTX (QTTX131044)
Quantity Available - Four (4)
Price Each - $45.00 + shipping
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...
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