If your railroad is set in a snowy environment, you’ll also need the appropriate equipment to help the railroad deal with the weather. In this article, we’re exploring 5 essential rail vehicles for use on a snow-themed layout!
With more than 60 years of experience in the model train industry alone, Bachmann is one of the oldest, most popular model train manufacturers. Here are our top 5 Bachmann train sets to get you started in model railroading.
With predecessors tracing back to 1830, the Pennsylvania Railroad’s legacy is one of the oldest in the United States. Let’s explore the history and legacy of what is perhaps one of the world’s most well-known railroads.
From the crunching of leaves under your feat, to the slight crisp in the air, Fall is high on the list of most people’s favorite seasons. Here are five key elements to feature in a Fall themed layout!
MOW (or Maintenance of Way) trains are an essential yet often overlooked component of every railroad’s roster. Usually having the appearance of a somewhat normal freight consist to the untrained eye, MOW trains are quite literally the trains which keep the railroad running. In this article, we’re going to explore the different types of MOW …
Found across the country from small towns to major cities, yards are the beating heart of the railroad. Here are our top 5 tips for making your model train railroad yard.
Streetcars can be a great addition to any layout, whether featured as a major component, or as an element of interest in a larger scene. In this article, we’re going to look at the hallmarks of North American streetcar systems, and how to incorporate them into your layout.
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Winding its way through rugged mountains, cavernous valleys, thick forests, and miles of untamed wilderness, the Alaska Railroad is truly a one of a kind operation. Explore the history of the Alaska Railroad!
Era Overview The Transitional Age (1940-1970) was an era of contrasts, struggles, and massive technological developments. Beginning at the start of World War Two, railroading’s future was looking up. Following a slow but steady decline in passenger revenues during the previous decade (thanks to the development of the automobile) passenger and freight numbers bounced back …