N Scale ACES: The Broadway Limited Imports SD70ACe

The Prototype Launched in 2004, the SD70ACe was the 21st Century successor to the SD70MAC. Sporting a now iconic redesigned cab, and capable of producing 4300 horsepower, the SD70ACe was EMD’s answer to General Electric’s highly successful Evolution series. Produced in compliance with the EPA’s Tier 2 emissions standards, the first generation of ACes were …

2020: Model Railroading Year in Review

New highly anticipated products were released, and with most of us spending more time at home, many of our hobby projects that had been put off were completed or expanded, and some even used this time to discover model railroading for the very first time.

Exclusive Preview – The Kato CN Transcontinental Set

The Prototype Following World War II, the Canadian National Railway embarked on an ambitious modernization program for it’s passenger services, purchasing a fleet of new lightweight coaches and sleeping cars for long distance routes. Although the new cars were successful, the program was never fully realized due to metal shortages following the war, and CN …

Rapido’s New Pullman Standard Dining Car

The Prototype The Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company was the result of a merger between the original Pullman Car Company (a pioneer in passenger comfort and rail dining) and the Standard Steel Car Company in 1929. This came at a crucial transition period in passenger car development. Until this point, most passenger cars were being constructed …