American Crane Arrives


This evening the Middle Division took delivery of a PRR American Crane. I am unsure of the class, but former PRR MoW employee Al Buchan indicates it is correct for the Pennsy as of the 1950s. The model, from Walthers, is self-propelled, which could h...
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OpenID Authentication

This site now supports -- and requires for all new registrants -- the OpenID authentication standard. OpenID allows you to use an existing account to sign in to multiple websites, without needing to create new passwords. You may choose to associate i...
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The Secretary of the Interior Speaketh

The Secretary of the Interior paid a visit to the Middle Division this past weekend. That's my wife, Michele, by the way. Appointments with fancy titles win points in this world of supervisors, dispatchers, yardmasters, and the like! Anyway, it was s...
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Class X29D Box Cars Arrive


The Middle Division has taken receipt of four class X29D box cars. In kit form, the cars from WrightTrak represent the 3,100 X29's that were rebuilt as X29D between 1952-1956. New bodies were placed on the existing underframes. Five hundred of the ca...
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The Model Railroads That Inspire


A recent thread on the Atlas Forum asked "What model railroads inspired you?" It challenged readers to recollect before responding. Responses were typically in list form, but I'd like to share my list with justification, in no particular order... Wit...
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