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Entries Tagged as 'History'

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Excursion Video

January 5th, 2009 · No Comments

I cobbled together some audio sound bites and added them to the original video based on some initial reviews of the first iteration of this video from the nice folks at the Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine including Joe Fugate and others.

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Category: Events · History · Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine · Prototype · Rail Fan

Painted Eastern Mountains on the Backdrop

December 11th, 2008 · No Comments

After reading most of the "How-To Guide" Painting Backdrops For Your Model Railroad by Mike Danneman and published by Model Railroader Books I decided it was time to tackle the next step on my blue backdrop.

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Category: Details · Fun · History · Model Railroading · Prototype

Railway History ~ "Of Time And The Train"

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

I ran across an interesting article published on May 31, 1987 by Virginia Van Der Veer Hamilton a writer for The New York Times. This article was written just over 20 years ago, but still has an air of freshness to it because not much has changed since it's initial publication. Here is a leading exceprt from the […]

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Category: History