Owl-Faced Outings

Getting out on the railroad is essential to better understand prototype railroad operations and experience the thrill of the mainline first hand. That experience can provide the motivation to more deeply research a specific carrier or route and later, share that experience in writing or model building. The demise of the traditional commuter locals, many …

 

4th of July 2024 – Let Freedom Ring

The importance of that message and reverence for that date was not lost on the AmericanRailroads, especially after prolonged World War II. That conflict, among other valuable lessons,revealed the dangers of imbalance in society and unchecked governance. Railroads and theFederal Government used those lessons learned to underscore the importance of freedom anddemocracy and took that …

 

Logo Language

  No matter what term applied, emblems, heralds, insignias or logos, the importance of selecting an eye-catching if not dynamic corporate image surfaced in early within railroading. That was especially critical in the expansionistic period of the industry from 1870 to 1900 when clearly several sectors of the Nation had too many individual railroad companies. …

 

Overland Limited – East

Countless authors, railroad enthusiasts, and model railroaders have been captivated by the legendary Overland Heritage of that joint Southern Pacific-Union Pacific-Chicago North Western route. For decades, that was a primary transcontinental route that was direct, normally featured the most modern equipment the railroads could offer, and to the historically-minded, was a tangible reminder of the …