AUGUST 2018: Along with Pennsylvania Railroad heritage, passenger operations are key on John Nahodyl’s HO scale North Eastern Railroad. Joe Kurilec discusses modeling the remaining evidence of previous water towers, Craig Chandler kit bashes a unique variety of Indiana Harbor Belt slugs, Bob Walker shows how simple ideas can make “life at the bench” much easier, and much more in the August issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!
The Iowa Interstate took over operation of the old Rock Island main line between Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Bureau, Ill., in 1984. Joe Atkinson models the railroad in May 2005, reflecting a time he spent on the prototype line railfanning and documenting its operations.
Owl Mountain Models cut no corners in producing a complete quality model of this common and often overlooked prototype flatcar in HO scale.
Michael Abraham’s latest travelogue, Chasing the Powhatan Arrow, does not follow the normal course of a book about railroads. Abraham approaches his subject from the viewpoint of presenting an economic geographic assessment of the region between Norfolk, Va., and Cincinnati, Ohio.