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  1. Bret_D

    Cornfield Express 36: Subotica (50 p.)

    Very interesting bogies on those tank wagons.
  2. Bret_D

    The Rail Runner

    Looking forward to the line opening again. I'm now old enough to get the 'senior' fare.
  3. Bret_D

    Help with identification. Old sign/marking

    Until someone else come up with an explanation, I'm going to say aliens.
  4. Bret_D

    Old Railroad Poem

    Burma Shave
  5. Bret_D


    Polishing the rails, because the snow didn't make then slick enough?
  6. Bret_D

    $5.15 USD?

    Or 4.18 €
  7. Bret_D

    "Railroad Refuse"

    Begin at 10:55
  8. Bret_D

    Ottawa Community Leaders Support Bank Street O-Train Tunnel

    Est-ce que beaucoup disent que c'est trop coûteux?
  9. Bret_D

    A little game

    How things change.
  10. Bret_D

    Railroad equipment/machinery/parts and pieces transportation provider.

    Let us know if you wind up with any unclaimed goods. ;)
  11. Bret_D

    A little game

    Let's have some fun, eh? How many safety violations (by 2020 standards) can you see in this video?
  12. Bret_D

    Royal Gorge Scenic in the Snow

    Some very nice photos!
  13. Bret_D

    What is this?

    I'll go with the rail grinder slag if no one else chimes in. The grinding action could cause the steel to become somewhat magnetic. Then again, that is a lot of slag. If we were on we could ask DJ if he's seen the like.
  14. Bret_D

    Day to day track maintenance - Plain line - 1952

    Here's part 1: Yes, they knew they were being filmed, but it seems they really took pride in their work.
  15. Bret_D

    Old Shortline Construction Methods

    Type "rail construction" into the search box on Project Gutenberg. I have read a number of novels that mention methods and timelines. Although not necessarily factual, it may give you some idea. There are also technical writings that should be more accurate, yet dry reading. I have used... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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