Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Model Railroader

The holidays are here! Depending on where you are, COVID-19 might be restricting your 2020 seasonal shopping opportunities, but that doesn’t have to stop you from getting the perfect gift for your loved ones! Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers, starter sets, or something unique for the modeler who has everything, we’ve got you covered …

 

The History of the Chicago and North Western Railway

The Chicago and North Western Railway was in many ways the quintessential midwestern railroad. Operating thousands of miles of trackage primarily serving agricultural customers, the company was also known for its high speed intercity passenger services. At its peak, the railroad was ranked as one of the largest owners of total track mileage in the …

 

Our Top Holiday Themed Items for 2020

Although model railroads are a year-round hobby, there’s just something about the holiday season that seems synonymous with the hobby. Perhaps it’s those childhood memories of unwrapping your first train set at Christmas? Maybe it’s a recollection of the massive layouts assembled each year in major department stores? If you’re from Maryland like us, perhaps …

 

Exclusive Preview: The Kato 20th Century Limited

The Prototype The 20th Century Limited was an express passenger service operated between New York City and Chicago by the New York Central Railroad. First launched in 1902, the service ran for more than 60 years, before being canceled upon the New York Central’s merger with the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1967. Initially devised to compete …

 

Big Boys: Head to Head

With the restoration of Big Boy #4014 by the Union Pacific railway in 2019, and the locomotive’s subsequent participation in the Spike150 celebrations in Utah, both Athearn Genesis and Broadway Limited Imports have rereleased their HO Scale Big Boys with new features and details, paying tribute to this now famous example. In this article, we’re …