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UTL 14387 Tank Car at the Museum of Transportation

Freight Car Placement in a Train

Railroads take great pains to ensure shipments arrive at their destination intact, especially hazardous materials. Find out how to replicate these efforts on your model railroad, as well as the forces acting on trains....
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Wabash #573 Locomotive Restoration Effort

The Saint Louis Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is seeking funds to cosmetically restore this steam locomotive. Built by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works, this 2-6-0 Mogul-type freight locomotive was retained for two years after had become dieselized because of a b...
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Overview of St. Louis Interurban Railroads

Overview of Interurban Railroads

The background, history and modeling of interurban railroads, with special emphasis on St. Louis prototypes....
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Tour of Union Pacific Railroad DeSoto Car Shops

Gateway Division & NRHS Joint Tour of Union Pacific Railroad DeSoto Car Shops

Sat., Oct. 4 was a beautiful fall day, and 26 members from the St. Louis Chapter NRHS and the Gateway Division NMRA toured the UP Car Shop Facilities in the heart of downtown Desoto, Missouri...
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Two guys and a grease gun - the main rods and side rods were greased at each service stop.

Frisco 1522 Steam Train Adventures

Fond memories of the rebuilding and operation of the Frisco 1522 Mountain steam locomotive....
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San Diego Trolley

San Diego Trolley and The Coaster

For the Microsoft TechEd 2004 conference, I stayed at a new hotel directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. Well, also across working railroad and trolley tracks. And the view allowed me to rainfan from my hotel room window. So here's some shots of BNSF, the Coa...
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Railroads in the Civil War

Railroads in the Civil War

Prior to the Civil War in this country, railroads were a new and relatively untried invention. During the war, soldiers, material and food were routinely transported by rail along with civilians and the raw material necessary to keep the war effort progressing. It was soon realized th...
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Rock Island Aerotrain Restoration

Aerotrain Restoration

The cosmetic restoration of the historically significant Aerotrain in the collection of the St. Louis Museum of Transportation is well underway. This project was funded by a donation from the Gateway Division NMRA....
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CB&Q E8 Restoration

CB&Q E8 Restoration

Gateway Division members John Lee and David Lotz began their efforts in 2001 to cosmetically restore one of the ex-CB&Q E units at the Museum of Transport with the goal of having it unveiled at the Burlington Route Historical Society Meeting Sept. 13, 2002....
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Memphis Streetcar Near Central Station

A Southern Road Trip and Prototype Photos Along The Way

A vacation road trip is always an excellent opportunity for railroad photos. Memphis and New Orleans streetcars, NOPB switchers, and a French 40 and 8....
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Mark Twain Zephyr in later years at Burlighton, Iowa

The CB&Q Mark Twain Zephyr

The largest fleet of named streamliners in the United States were the Burlington's Zephyrs. Competing in markets against the famed Eagles, Chiefs, 400's, Cities and Hiawathas on almost every route, the polished Zephyrs covered almost every route on the mainline of the Burlington and f...
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Caliente Curve, Richard Schumacher

Some Favorite Prototype Photos

Some favorite prototype photos by Kevin Hampton, Brad Joseph, Venita Lake, and Richard Schumacher....
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