SEPTEMBER 2019: We take a tour of John Meuller’s freelanced HO scale Chicago & North Western layout through the Wisconsin Northoods region in the mid-century steam-to-diesel transition period. Our “Consider the Commuter” series continues with an exploration of various styles of commuter equipment. Brian Moore takes us back to 1954 to follow the local crew as they switch industries along the Southern Pacific Coast Division. All this and more in the September issue of Railroad Model Craftsman!
Born and raised on the shores of Lake Michigan in Port Washington, Wisconsin, John Meuller was enamored by childhood memories of the Chicago & North Western.
As freight cars grew in height during the 1960s, it became apparent that standard cupolas could no longer provide the forward vision needed by rear end crews to watch over the train.
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