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Freight Car Scratchbuilding for Achievement Program (AP) Awards

text and photo by Dave Roeder, MMR The NMRA achievement program has a requirement that the applicant build a total of eight pieces of rolling stock. Four of these must be scratch built according to the regulations as written. The other four must be super detailed (also according to th...
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...