With the Wheeling Freight Terminal layout standing and wired up, it’s time to unbox the freight car fleet. Nearly all of my kit-built freight cars have been stored away in Plano boxes like the one in the lead image.Continue reading “Unboxing”
With a new year beginning, it’s time review last year’s hobby efforts. I think we tend to forget what we did and learned over the last twelve months as we focus on pushing current projects forward. Reviewing your output reinforces the feeling that you are moving forward.Continue reading “2021 review”
I’ve been slackin’ on blog posting, but model projects have kept moving. It’s time to catch up.Continue reading “Modeling update”
Ray Breyer has authored a mid-Twenties railroad freight car fleet profile on the Chicago & Alton. The line was a busy connector between the Chicago, Kansas City, and St. Louis railroad hubs. Many are aware of the C&A passenger varnish, but the freight car fleet was also important.
As the C&A was once owned by the Harriman syndicate, several of the car designs are related to other Harriman roads (SP, IC, UP). Ray’s Chicago & Alton PDF can be reviewed in the Freight Car Fleets resource section.
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