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Images From The Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections

Bob Chaparro <thecitrusbelt@...>
 

I certainly want to thank Kurt Laughlin for bringing the Historic
Pittsburgh Image Collections to the group's attention.

Among the many images I found of interest were these two.

The first image shows track through the Homestead Mill complex on the
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad in April 1949. First of all, this
is a nice detail shot of the roof of Rock Island 25189. It also
shows the car number stenciled on the roof. This is something we've
seen occasionally on reefers.

It would be interesting to know what practices the various railroads
followed with respect to roof stencils at various points in time.
Here is the link to the image:

http://tinyurl.com/2d39fa

The second image is of what is reported to be a "Heinz Series B Box
Car" shot around 1907. The car looks like something from a toy train
set, but apparently that's the way some of the Heinz cars looked back
near the turn of the last century. The clarity of the image is
impressive.

Here is the link to the image:

http://tinyurl.com/2egqyp

Bob Chaparro
Mission Viejo/Hemet, CA

Re: P&LE archive (was What kind of SFRD car is this?)

Tim O'Connor
 

At 4/8/2007 09:02 PM Sunday, you wrote:
This shot shows the team tracks at Monessen, PA in 1953.

http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/image-idx?sid=d63d5aee3c821f4de56faaf344d6574c;xc=1;g=imls;c=rr;q1=freight;rgn1=ic_all;evl=full-image;quality=2;view=entry;subview=detail;lasttype=boolean;cc=rr;entryid=x-8223.3507.rr;viewid=3507RR.TIF;start=1;resnum=91

The car on the right is SFRD 3250 or 9250, the one on the left looks to be SFRD 15080.

TIA,
KL

Re: M-K-T Yellow Box Cars

Brian J Carlson <brian@...>
 

Thanks to Richard, Tom, William, and others who answered this question.

Brian J Carlson P.E.
Cheektowaga NY

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Hendrickson" <rhendrickson@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] M-K-T Yellow Box Cars


On Apr 7, 2007, at 8:39 PM, Brian J Carlson wrote:

I have always liked the chrome yellow color of these cars. However, I
am
trying to track these done in my ORER's to see how many were left in
1957....
....Also was the chrome yellow color still in use in 1957?
No. I can date the adoption of the yellow paint exactly, as I happen
to have photos of a mineral red car painted at the Katy's Denison, TX
shops in 10-41 and a yellow car painted at Denison in 11-41. All the
other photos I have of yellow cars have reweigh dates in the 1940s
except for one car reweighed off-line at Minneapolis in 1-51. And I
have a photo of a car freshly painted mineral red at Denison in 4-49,
so by that date the Katy had gone back to painting the cars mineral
red. Now, it's conceivable that a few cars painted yellow ca. 1948
might have survived in that form until 1957, though by that time they
would have been so dirty that the yellow wouldn't have been very
visible. But modeling such a car would be stretching credibility to
(if not past) the limit, IMHO.

Were the wooden doors replaced in later years?
Apparently not. I have several photos of these cars dating from the
1960s and all still had their original wood doors.

Richard Hendrickson







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Re: Red Caboose box car roofs - corner grabs size disparity

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Dean Payne wrote:
I ordered and received 2 Red Caboose 40 box car roofs and roof walks.
I found they arrived without corner grabs (it didn't specifically
mention them, so I didn't complain). I placed another order for DA
corner grabs (I already had the eye bolts). To my dismay, these do not
fit the end walks!
Do I:
1. Suck it up and bend my own corner grabs (I have the wire and am
certainly able to bend it. I would have done this except I thought I
would be needing the leftover grabs for other kits) . . .
As Schuyler said, by the time you worked out and wrote down all your alternatives you could have bent up a set. And moreover they would be sure to fit AND look better. And you might wish to reconsider using the eye bolts. Most corner grabs do not have ANYTHING like a giant eye bolt at the corner. You should be able to do better--see any roof shot.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
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Re: Red Caboose box car roofs - corner grabs size disparity

Schuyler Larrabee
 

If you'd bent them, you'd be done by now and could brag about the work involved.

SGL

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On
Behalf Of Dean Payne
Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007 11:23 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Red Caboose box car roofs - corner grabs
size disparity

I ordered and received 2 Red Caboose 40 box car roofs and roof walks.
I found they arrived without corner grabs (it didn't specifically
mention them, so I didn't complain). I placed another order for DA
corner grabs (I already had the eye bolts). To my dismay,
these do not
fit the end walks!
Do I:
1. Suck it up and bend my own corner grabs (I have the wire and am
certainly able to bend it. I would have done this except I thought I
would be needing the leftover grabs for other kits).
2. Order some other grab that fits. (Tichy? Does any of us really
need 100 grabs?)
3. Complain to Red Caboose that they shorted me the parts that should
have been provided. (What do they expect most people would do with no
corner grabs?)
I expect I'll just bend some wire, but I'm puzzled by the size
dispartiy; I expected the DA parts to fit fine. The package lists the
size as 22"X22", which does not appear on the Walthers site, nor does
any other size corner grab to alert me that these might not
be the size
I expected. Or, is it the RC end walks that are odd?
If indeed the 22" corner grabs are an odd size, what the heck
are they
useful for? It says they are for freight cars...
Dean Payne




Red Caboose box car roofs - corner grabs size disparity

Dean Payne <deanpayne@...>
 

I ordered and received 2 Red Caboose 40 box car roofs and roof walks.
I found they arrived without corner grabs (it didn't specifically
mention them, so I didn't complain). I placed another order for DA
corner grabs (I already had the eye bolts). To my dismay, these do not
fit the end walks!
Do I:
1. Suck it up and bend my own corner grabs (I have the wire and am
certainly able to bend it. I would have done this except I thought I
would be needing the leftover grabs for other kits).
2. Order some other grab that fits. (Tichy? Does any of us really
need 100 grabs?)
3. Complain to Red Caboose that they shorted me the parts that should
have been provided. (What do they expect most people would do with no
corner grabs?)
I expect I'll just bend some wire, but I'm puzzled by the size
dispartiy; I expected the DA parts to fit fine. The package lists the
size as 22"X22", which does not appear on the Walthers site, nor does
any other size corner grab to alert me that these might not be the size
I expected. Or, is it the RC end walks that are odd?
If indeed the 22" corner grabs are an odd size, what the heck are they
useful for? It says they are for freight cars...
Dean Payne

MKT 76001-77500 boxcars from Speedwitch

Tom Palmer
 

Gents,
The cars that Ted has produced are specific to the 1923 built ACF cars for the Katy. Ted worked from the erection drawings that were supplied from my collection.
These cars were the first single door OSB cars the Katy had delivered other than three different groups of double door automobile boxcars. These cars were also the first ARA type underframe boxcars built for the Katy; all others having fishbelly center sills.
If you look back in the archives you will find a post about these cars I provided as to their history. These cars saw a lot of hard use during the war. Richard is right about the start of the yellow paint period for Katy single sheathed boxcars. During shopping at the begriming of the war they came out in yellow.
The start of yellow paint began in 1937 with the 60001-60100 express boxcars and part way into the construction of the 47001-47500 stock cars. The 61001-61025 fifty foot autocars were delivered in yellow in 1937 also.
Katy continued the use of yellow on cabooses and boxcars up until 1947-1948 then switched back to a freight car red. The 76001-77500 cars were down to 170 cars by January 1954 and gone by the end of the year. Either put in MOW service or scrapped.
Starting in 1946 up to 1954 the Katy was acquiring steel boxcars as fast as could to replace the single sheathed cars so the older cars went first. The last single sheathed cars to survive were from the last group delivered in 1926 in the 96000-96499 and the 1925 delivered 95000-95999 series.
Best regards from the guy who models the Katy in 1952,
Tom Palmer


Tom Palmer
remlapmot@...
EarthLink Revolves Around You.

What kind of SFRD car is this?

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: William Keene
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] M-K-T Yellow Box Cars


Hello Richard and all,

My family moved from Houston, Texas to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in
January 1958. And sometime later that year, most likely in the summer,
I took a photo (not very good with a not very good and old Kodak 616
camera) of the MKT boxcar we are discussing... still in yellow. Well...
mostly yellow. There was a good deal of weathered gray sheathing
showing also. Most of the reweigh and maintenance info was done with
white lettering on mineral red splotches. And the car was not all that
dirty. It was the yellow and the wood door that first caught my eye and
prompted me to make the bike ride home to get my hand-me-down camera.
The car was in service and I believe was delivering a load of bricks.

This photo is posted on the MKT group but if there is a need I would be
happy to provide it to this group also. Just keep in mind that it is a
really poor photo taken by an 11-year old kid.

Cheers,
-- Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

On Apr 8, 2007, at 12:00 PM, Richard Hendrickson wrote:

> On Apr 7, 2007, at 8:39 PM, Brian J Carlson wrote:
>
> > I have always liked the chrome yellow color of these cars. However,
> I
> > am
> > trying to track these done in my ORER's to see how many were left in
> > 1957....
>
> > ....Also was the chrome yellow color still in use in 1957?
>
> No. I can date the adoption of the yellow paint exactly, as I happen
> to have photos of a mineral red car painted at the Katy's Denison, TX
> shops in 10-41 and a yellow car painted at Denison in 11-41. All the
> other photos I have of yellow cars have reweigh dates in the 1940s
> except for one car reweighed off-line at Minneapolis in 1-51. And I
> have a photo of a car freshly painted mineral red at Denison in 4-49,
> so by that date the Katy had gone back to painting the cars mineral
> red. Now, it's conceivable that a few cars painted yellow ca. 1948
> might have survived in that form until 1957, though by that time they
> would have been so dirty that the yellow wouldn't have been very
> visible. But modeling such a car would be stretching credibility to
> (if not past) the limit, IMHO.
>
> > Were the wooden doors replaced in later years?
>
> Apparently not. I have several photos of these cars dating from the
> 1960s and all still had their original wood doors.
>
> Richard Hendrickson
>
>
>
>
>

Re: M-K-T Yellow Box Cars

Jerry <jrs060@...>
 

Brian, this has been discussed on the list before being address by
M-K-T historian Tom Palmer. If you are looking for the dates that the
the railroad stopped painting the cars chrome yellow it was in late
1948 according to Tom. This large group of Katy box cars was up for
major shop work after WWII for the conversion to "AB" brakes, and as
they were put through the program of shopping a repaint was in oreder.
The cars at the tail end of the repaire work in 1948 came out being
done in the box car red rather than chrome yellow. Perhaps my friend
Mr. Palmer may choose to add more to this as he is a member of the
list.

Kindest Regards,

Jerry Stewart

Chicago, Ill.


--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...>
wrote:

On Apr 7, 2007, at 8:39 PM, Brian J Carlson wrote:

I have always liked the chrome yellow color of these cars.
However, I
am
trying to track these done in my ORER's to see how many were
left in
1957....
....Also was the chrome yellow color still in use in 1957?
No. I can date the adoption of the yellow paint exactly, as I
happen
to have photos of a mineral red car painted at the Katy's Denison,
TX
shops in 10-41 and a yellow car painted at Denison in 11-41. All
the
other photos I have of yellow cars have reweigh dates in the 1940s
except for one car reweighed off-line at Minneapolis in 1-51. And
I
have a photo of a car freshly painted mineral red at Denison in 4-
49,
so by that date the Katy had gone back to painting the cars mineral
red. Now, it's conceivable that a few cars painted yellow ca. 1948
might have survived in that form until 1957, though by that time
they
would have been so dirty that the yellow wouldn't have been very
visible. But modeling such a car would be stretching credibility
to
(if not past) the limit, IMHO.

Were the wooden doors replaced in later years?
Apparently not. I have several photos of these cars dating from
the
1960s and all still had their original wood doors.

Richard Hendrickson



“Dairy Line” Reefers

Bob Chaparro <thecitrusbelt@...>
 

Question from John Bruce posted on the Bullshippers group. Does anyone
know the answer?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro
Mission Viejo/Hemet, CA

==========================
The other day I finally got an Atlas HO NPLX reefer, lettered for the
Nickel Plate Lackawanna Dairy Line. The January 1928 Equipment
Register says these cars were equipped with meat rails and brine
tanks.

Does anyone have more information on why these cars were lettered for
a "Dairy Line"?

John Bruce

Re: The Seaboard-Coast Line Modeler Magazine

tbarney2004
 

--- In STMFC@..., John Golden <golden1014@...> wrote:

Gentlemen,

On behalf of the ACL-SAL Railroads Historical Society,
I'm pleased to announce that the Society will be
offering an on-line modeling magazine similar to the
PRR T&HS's "The Keystone Modeler".
Guys, I wish you luck, and hope you have good success like that TKM
has had. It's always nice to see the different groups helping each
other out, even if they don't agree as to their favorite subject
modelling-wise.

Tim Barney

Re: M-K-T Yellow Box Cars

William Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Hello Richard and all,

My family moved from Houston, Texas to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in
January 1958. And sometime later that year, most likely in the summer,
I took a photo (not very good with a not very good and old Kodak 616
camera) of the MKT boxcar we are discussing... still in yellow. Well...
mostly yellow. There was a good deal of weathered gray sheathing
showing also. Most of the reweigh and maintenance info was done with
white lettering on mineral red splotches. And the car was not all that
dirty. It was the yellow and the wood door that first caught my eye and
prompted me to make the bike ride home to get my hand-me-down camera.
The car was in service and I believe was delivering a load of bricks.

This photo is posted on the MKT group but if there is a need I would be
happy to provide it to this group also. Just keep in mind that it is a
really poor photo taken by an 11-year old kid.

Cheers,
-- Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

On Apr 8, 2007, at 12:00 PM, Richard Hendrickson wrote:

On Apr 7, 2007, at 8:39 PM, Brian J Carlson wrote:

> I have always liked the chrome yellow color of these cars. However,
I
> am
> trying to track these done in my ORER's to see how many were left in
> 1957....

> ....Also was the chrome yellow color still in use in 1957?

No. I can date the adoption of the yellow paint exactly, as I happen
to have photos of a mineral red car painted at the Katy's Denison, TX
shops in 10-41 and a yellow car painted at Denison in 11-41. All the
other photos I have of yellow cars have reweigh dates in the 1940s
except for one car reweighed off-line at Minneapolis in 1-51. And I
have a photo of a car freshly painted mineral red at Denison in 4-49,
so by that date the Katy had gone back to painting the cars mineral
red. Now, it's conceivable that a few cars painted yellow ca. 1948
might have survived in that form until 1957, though by that time they
would have been so dirty that the yellow wouldn't have been very
visible. But modeling such a car would be stretching credibility to
(if not past) the limit, IMHO.

> Were the wooden doors replaced in later years?

Apparently not. I have several photos of these cars dating from the
1960s and all still had their original wood doors.

Richard Hendrickson




Re: Sunshine List

jimandlisa97225 <jimandlisa97225@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Lawrence Rast" <rastlr@...> wrote:

Oh, and thanks to Jim Hayes as well. That is a rather amazing piece
of work
he has put together!
Thank you for the kind words. Credit should also go to Tim O'Conner who
originally created the list. I took it over and have been maintaining
it for the last few years. This is a group effort with all of you
helping. Your part is to watch for errors and omissions and tell me
about them.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon

General Tools Co. Scale Rulers

Paul Hillman
 

I have some General Tools Co. stainless-steel rulers that I've had for
a "few" years, #1251, HO/S/O scales & #651 HO/O scales.

The black "paint" in of some of the recessed numbers has disappeared
over time.

What is a best way to re-blacken these recessed areas in the stainless-
steel? (Short of just buying a new "General Co." ruler.)

I have nostalgic reasons for repairing and retaining them if possible.
They are the only ones I've ever used for building STMFC era cars.

Thanks, Paul Hillman

Re: M-K-T Yellow Box Cars

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 7, 2007, at 8:39 PM, Brian J Carlson wrote:

I have always liked the chrome yellow color of these cars. However, I
am
trying to track these done in my ORER's to see how many were left in
1957....
....Also was the chrome yellow color still in use in 1957?
No. I can date the adoption of the yellow paint exactly, as I happen
to have photos of a mineral red car painted at the Katy's Denison, TX
shops in 10-41 and a yellow car painted at Denison in 11-41. All the
other photos I have of yellow cars have reweigh dates in the 1940s
except for one car reweighed off-line at Minneapolis in 1-51. And I
have a photo of a car freshly painted mineral red at Denison in 4-49,
so by that date the Katy had gone back to painting the cars mineral
red. Now, it's conceivable that a few cars painted yellow ca. 1948
might have survived in that form until 1957, though by that time they
would have been so dirty that the yellow wouldn't have been very
visible. But modeling such a car would be stretching credibility to
(if not past) the limit, IMHO.

Were the wooden doors replaced in later years?
Apparently not. I have several photos of these cars dating from the
1960s and all still had their original wood doors.

Richard Hendrickson

Re: New items from Speedwitch

Richard Townsend
 

Regarding the MKT 76001 series cars:
My Oct 1952 ORER shows series 76001-77500 with 519 cars. (95000-96499 has 1448 cars)
My Jan 1959 ORER shows no such series. (95000-96800 has 1337 cars)

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


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The Keystone Modeler - April 2007

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

The April 2007 issue of The Keystone Modeler is online at
http://www.prrths.com/Keystone%20Modeler/Keystone_Modeler.htm

Articles of interest include:
Modeling the PRR's Flat Car Fleet Part 13 - The F37 by Elden Gatwood
Modeling the PRR's Flat Car Fleet Part 14 - The FL by David Vinci
Here's What I've Been Working On - Class BD baggage car by Greg Ritacco
Here's What I've Been Working On - Various Freight Cars by Jason Hill


Ben Hom

Re: New items from Speedwitch

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

Brian,

A review of my 1955 ORER disk from Westerfield does not list the 76001-77500 series either. However, that number series is listed on my 1950 ORER disk from Westerfield.

The only photo I have is in the Frisco/Katy Color Guide, by Nicholas John Molo (Morning Sun Books 2003; note, in addition to this "combo" book, there are also separate color guides on each of these roads from Morning Sun Books, but I don't have those). On p. 8 is a photo of MKT 95954 with a reweigh date of June 1964; it is in red with white M-K-T; is also appears to still have the Camel doors.

I'd like to add one of these new Speedwitch kits to my 1956 roster as well, so I hope there is some more information from others forthcoming.

Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian J Carlson
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 11:39 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] New items from Speedwitch


Ted recently announced the following Katy kits.

> -- K105.1 & K105.2 - This is the first version of the M-K-T single
> sheathed box car in either yellow or box car red - $38. Other versions
> to follow in early May.

I have always liked the chrome yellow color of these cars. However, I am
trying to track these done in my ORER's to see how many were left in 1957. I
found 1365 still in the 95000-96800. This series is larger than the
95000-96499 series listed on the Speedwitch page. Also, the 76001-77500
series has been eliminated. I am guessing the survivors of the 76001-77500
series were absorbed into the 95000 series, as the years went on, and newer
boxcars joined the fleet. Is this correct? Also was the chrome yellow color
still in use in 1957? I think so. Were the wooden doors replaced in later
years? Were they still in general series at this late date? Any Katy
experts out there know the answers? Thanks

Brian Carlson

Re: Gon's or Flats Pipe Loads

ATSF1226
 

Russ,
Having worked in the Oil Fields in Southern Calif and Texas up thru
1967. All the Drill Pipe, Pump Tubing and Pump Rods were 30 ft.
Portable Rigs are either doubles or triples, it's either 60 ft or 90
ft to the derrick man's platform/pipe rack and will pull 2 stands or
3 stands of Tubing or Rods. A Standard Derrick is 90 feet to the
Derrick man's platform and can pull three stands of pipe at a time. A
Portable derrick was used for repairs done on existing well while a
Standard derrick is used for drilling a new well. Drill pipe is a lot
heavier then the Pump Tubing. All pipe I ever saw delivered to the
site came by way of truck, but remember trucks were not a long then
as they are now. I think the trailers were about 40 ft as the pipe
did not extend to either end. Can still see a lot of old pipe/rods
laying in various areas around Midland and Odessa TX.

The pipe used of the transport of Oil thru the refining process is
all sizes. But the pipe at the wells are standard lengths and the
equipment is built to handle a standard length of pipe. Things may be
different now and I have not worked in that industry since 1967, but
at the times for this list all well pipe/tubing/rods was 30 ft.

George A. Walls

Living in Texas and in an area of very active gas drilling,
(yes, I've contracted for my rights), all I see is 40ft
drill pipe. That's the standard size as far as I can see.

Back close to this group's era saw a lot of larger diameter
pipe and it was always 40'

Russ Strodtz
----- Original Message -----
From: John Degnan
To: POST : Steam Era Freight Car Group ; POST : RPM Forum Group
; POST : (S) S Scale Prototype Modeler Group
Sent: Saturday, 07 April, 2007 15:46
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Gon's or Flats Pipe Loads


What is amazing me about the photos I'm getting is that a lot of
these loads consist of 40' sections of pipe as opposed to 10'
sections, and ever-common 20' sections which I'm used to seeing at
my work. I guess the typically 40' length cars enable the pipe to
be longer than the common 20' lengths, but I fail to see how
retailers (such as mine) could handle pipe of that length; our
delivery trucks can only hold 20' pipe. So would it be safe to
assume that these railcar loads of 40' pipe were going directly to
a job site, skipping the middle-man?


John Degnan
Scaler164@...
I'd rather get hit by an E.M.P. than an E.M.D!!!







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The Seaboard-Coast Line Modeler Magazine

golden1014
 

Gentlemen,

On behalf of the ACL-SAL Railroads Historical Society,
I'm pleased to announce that the Society will be
offering an on-line modeling magazine similar to the
PRR T&HS's "The Keystone Modeler".

The magazine will be called "The Seaboard-Coast Line
Modeler" and will cover prototype modeling of SAL,
ACL, SCL, Family Lines, GA RR, WofA, A&WP, Seaboard
System, and other affiliated lines in all eras and
scales. The quarterly magazine will be an official
publication of the Society, and like TKM will be
provided free of charge on the ACL-SAL Historical
Society web page. The S-CL Modeler will follow the
popular format of TKM, but unlike TKM we're initially
planning on a quarterly publication (unless we can
reasonably offer it more often).

I will serve as editor of the magazine. Justin May
will serve as Assistant Editor. Selection of the
magazine's editorial staff and regular column editors
is underway. I am currently soliciting articles for
the first issue, which I hope to publish in 45-60
days. All articles on modeling freight cars,
locomotives, right-of-way, structures, fixtures,
operations, etc. are welcome. As in TKM, the inclusion
of prototype photos, drawings, etc. is highly
encouraged with your articles, and since there is no
size limit to the articles or the S-CL Modeler magzine
you may include as many photos and/or drawings as you
feel is appropriate. You do not need to be a member of
the society to contribute.

Unfortunately, like TKM, we can not pay for articles
and they must be considered gratis (no payment or
perks is provided to staff). Our goal is to grow the
modeling community by sharing information, providing
an open forum for the detailed study of the prototype,
and providing in-depth prototype-oriented modeling
articles. Your expert knowledge and modeling
experience, tranformed into in-depth articles, will
help build the modeling community and introduce
modelers and historians to the Society and the
railroads it represents.

I'll announce the regular staff in about two weeks.
Until then, we need to get the ball rolling. If you'd
like to submit an article or if you'd like to discuss
submitting an article, please contact me at
Golden1014@....

There's much more to follow about the magazine in
coming months. Our sincere thanks to Al Buchan of the
PRR T&HS for helping us get this project off the
ground.

Yours Very Truly,

John Golden
Justin May

John Golden
O'Fallon, IL

http://www.pbase.com/golden1014