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 …

Going West: Spike150 and Chasing the Big Boy

The week of May 10th 2019 was possibly one of the most monumental occasions for North American railfans in recent years. Based around the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, events centered around a historic gathering at Promontory Summit, Utah – the location where the final Golden Spike was driven. Tied into …

Bringing the Super Chief to Life in N Scale

There are several named trains throughout history which have transcended both the railfan and railroading world, making a lasting impression in popular culture. There’s the Orient Express; made famous by Agatha Christie’s mystery novel of the same name. The 20th Century Limited; remembered as an icon of the art deco era. And there’s the Super …