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89’ Intermodal Flat Car

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
89’ Intermodal Flat Car

About the TTX Type BSH22A 89’ Intermodal Flat Car: Before the advent of double-stack technology, these cars formed the backbone of the intermodal fleet during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Many are still in use today, but most have been converted into autorack flat cars, or cars to carry pipe or wind energy components.   […]

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73′ Centerbeam Flat Car

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
73′ Centerbeam Flat Car

About the 73′ Centerbeam Flat Car: Centerbeam flatcars, centerbeams or center partition railcars are specialty cars designed for carrying bundled building supplies such as dimensional lumber, wallboard, and fence posts. They are essentially bulkhead flatcars that have been reinforced by a longitudinal I-beam, often in the form of a Vierendeel truss, sometimes reinforced by diagonal […]

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AZL Accessories

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
AZL Accessories

AZL Accessories: From our resin stations, our collaborations with Andy Hart of Z-Panzer and our own 40′ Intermodal containers, we have accessories that compliment our line of locomotives and rolling stock beautifully!   Model Photos:   AZL Accessories:  

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Brass Cars

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Brass Cars

Model Photos:   AZL Brass Cars:   Additional Manufacturer Notes:  

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Southern Pacific GS-3 | GS-4

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Southern Pacific GS-3 | GS-4

About the Southern Pacific GS-3 | GS-4: The GS-3 was a streamlined 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive that served the Southern Pacific Company from 1938 to 1957. They were built by Lima Locomotive Works and were numbered 4416 through 4429. GS stands for “Golden State” or “General Service.” They received the orange and red “Daylight” […]

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AC-12 Cab Forward

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
AC-12 Cab Forward

About the AC-12 Cab Forward: The best known example of the cab-forward design in the United States, the Southern Pacific Cab-Forward (also known to a lesser extent as “Cab-in-fronts” and “Cab-aheads”) placed the cab at the front by the simple expedient of turning the entire locomotive, minus the tender, by 180 degrees, an arrangement made […]

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EMD E7

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
EMD E7

About the EMD E7: The EMD E7 was a 2,000-horsepower (1,500 kW), A1A-A1A passenger train locomotive manufactured by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division of La Grange, Illinois. The E7 was the eighth model in a long line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units. Compared with other passenger locomotives made earlier by EMD, […]

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Challenger

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Challenger

About the Challenger: Built between 1936 and 1943, the Challengers were nearly 122 feet long and weighed more than one million pounds. Articulated like their big brother, the Union Pacific Big Boy, the Challengers had a 4-6-6-4 wheel arrangement. They operated over most of the Union Pacific system, primarily in freight service, but a few […]

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EMD SD40-2

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
EMD SD40-2

About the EMD SD40-2: The SD40-2 was first introduced in January 1972 as the mid-range offering in EMD’s six-axle “Dash-2” series, competing against the GE U30C and the MLW M630. Although higher-horsepower locomotives were available, including EMD’s own SD45-2, the reliability and versatility of the 3,000-horsepower SD40-2 made it the best-selling model in EMD’s history […]

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EMD F45

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
EMD F45

About the EMD F45: An EMD F45 is a C-C cowled diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between 1968 and 1971. After sponsoring the development of the FP45 passenger locomotive, the Santa Fe requested a similar freight locomotive from Electro-Motive. Where the FP45 was an SDP45 wrapped in a full-width Cowl carbody, the […]

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