The History of Norfolk Southern and its Predecessors

The Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) is one of the “big four” class one freight railroads currently headquartered in the United States. While the Union Pacific and BNSF dominate the western half of the country, the Norfolk Southern Railway operates alongside CSX as one of the largest operators based east of the Mississippi. Maintaining 21,500 route …

 

The New Atlas Gunderson “Multi Max” Autorack

The Prototype As mass production of automobiles increased during the 1950s and 60s, specially designed railcars became a crucial component in their construction and delivery. Early auto carriers were built with open sides, and looked similar in appearance to car-carrying road trailers. This presented several problems, the most prominent being exposure to weather, and more …

 

5 Easy Steps for Building Trees in Minutes

Unless you’re modeling an arid desert, trees are an essential component of model railroad scenery. More than just another scenic accent, they truly bring scenes to life like no other item. While there are many pre-built trees available, few can match Scenic Express SuperTrees in either realism or value for money.  What Are SuperTrees? SuperTrees …