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Month: May 2016 Are you looking to add realism and build interest in your model train layout? 2B in Trains features an interesting selection of Woodland Scenics HO buildings. The Pre-Fab Building Fresh Market Kit is an excellent choice for realism. This bustling market assembles within minutes and is easy and fun to paint. A great addition to a townscape. Call Brent for more info at 519-787-3280 or check out the specials at

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Updated: May 31, 2016 — 11:08 pm

D&RGW ALCO Class-43 - 2-8-0 - steam locomotive #1031, in Denver, Colorado, July 27, 1950. Built in March of 1908 as #111 for Denver and Salt Lake RR, -- to D&RGW in 1947. The end for this aging steamer is near, as a modern 'F' unit can be seen just behind it. It was scrapped in December of 1951. unknown photographer -- Nathan Zachman Collection

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D&RGW 1031 in Denver, CO on 27 Jul 1950. The end for this aging steamer is near, as a modern F unit can be seen just behind it. Photographer unknown. …read more

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Updated: May 31, 2016 — 4:26 pm

Video - Here is a video on the basics of working with Styrene made for beginners!Not for you season veterans!


Here is a video on the basics of working with Styrene made for beginners!Not for you season veterans! …read more

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Updated: May 31, 2016 — 3:32 pm

On May 14, 1999, I was en route to Lebanon, VA (via Carbo and Cleveland, VA--the "scenic route") when I encountered an NS mine run backing up the Dumps Creek Branch of the former N&W Clinch Valley District to the Moss 3 preparation plant. The crew was delivering a full train of raw coal for "cleaning" at the prep plant. It would then be reloaded and sent to the customer. At the time, the facility was owned and operated by Pittston (Clinchfield Coal). The large facility was a central figure in the protracted labor dispute between the UMWA and Pittston from April 1989 until February 1990. The union executed a peaceful "take over" of the plant with a group of about 100 members, who walked in and shut down the plant for four days. Pittston ultimately sold its remaining coal assets to Alpha Natural Resources. The Dumps Creek Branch was actually built and once operated by the Clinchfield Railroad as a disconnected feeder line (via N&W trackage rights from Boody to Carbo). The N&W acquired rights to the line, rebuilt it and expanded it, and even constructed a long tunnel under Sandy Ridge for a branch line just to reach coal resources on the other side. Much of the coal was shuttled to Appalachian Power's then-new Carbo steam plant---a facility that, ironically, is being converted to burn natural gas. Today, I'm pretty sure the Dumps Creek Branch is completely idle. Photo by Ron Flanary

By FB-RSS RailPictures.Net Photo: Norfolk Southern Caboose at Carbo, Virginia by Ron Flanary

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Updated: May 31, 2016 — 2:25 pm

Built initially for the Union Pacific Railroad in the late 1930s and early 1940s, the 4-6-6-4 steam locomotives - known as "Challengers - were a breakthrough of engine technology. Articulated locomotives were generally hampered by slow speeds inherent in their design; the Challenger, however, featured two cylinders powering each set of six driving wheels and, thus, could comfortably reach speeds of up to 60mph.

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HO scale, DCC & Sound-equipped model – UP Challenger replica features a Union Pacific paint scheme and markings, a finely cast body, prototypical …read more

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Updated: May 31, 2016 — 12:48 pm

Union Pacific Plans to Invest $35.8 Million in its Idaho Rail Infrastructure

Union Pacific plans to invest $35.8 million in 2016 to improve Idaho’s transportation infrastructure. The company’s multi-million dollar private investment will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail …read more

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Updated: May 31, 2016 — 12:00 pm

Doubleheaded steam on the Wyoming prairies - it's been a long time. UP Northern 844 led Challenger (4-6-6-4) 3985 on deadhead move from Cheyenne to Denver with the Cheyenne Frontier Days 19-car train. That would operate on Saturday, July 23rd. Water bottle 809. Photo by Colorado Zephyr. 7/21/05

By FB-RSS RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 844 Union Pacific Steam 4-8-4 at Speer, Wyoming by Colorado Zephyr

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Updated: May 31, 2016 — 11:13 am

N Scale modelers, we need your Magic photos! Hi Facebook friends, work is underway on the Magic of Model Railroading, but we’re way short on N Scale entries. Grab your camera and head for the layout! You could win up to $250 as our First Place Winner, $100 for Second Place and $75 for Third! All published slides earn $25 each, plus a copy of the new Reference Book! We’re looking for sharp photos that draw viewers in and tell a story. For some ideas of what makes a great photo, take a look in the Magic section of any recent Reference Book. Any kind of model is OK to use, from ready-to-run to scratchbuilt masterpiece, and should be shown in a finished layout, module or diorama scene. While we prefer digital images, we can use any kind of photo. Include a short typed or printed description of the action and include any important details, such as the correct spelling of place names and free-lanced railroads, along with the name of the photographer and any other modelers who worked with you. Complete rules, details and digital guidelines, along with an electronic entry form, can all be found over at: Review your images before submitting them and send your 10 best to us via email to [email protected], or by mail to: Attention: Magic of Model Railroading Walthers PO Box 3039 Milwaukee, WI 53201-3039

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Inside every Walthers Reference Book you’ll find dozens of full-color photos showcasing the creations of model railroaders throughout the world. From the …read more

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Updated: May 31, 2016 — 10:45 am
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