Krauss Maffei ML4000C'C' SP 9010 on a test run in Niles Canyon is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.


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Our Maybach engine consultant Rob Fern came from the UK to work on the locomotive and we arranged its first public trip out on the Niles Canyon Railway, with Rob at the throttle. Power is being supplied by our SD9 SP 5472 but all control originated from the 9010 via the MU connections. This gave us an opportunity to test the recently rebuilt air brake system and rewired MU under real world conditions. Plus, the run was just plain fun. The 9010 is the only locomotive of its type in the world and has been under restoration since 2008. There is much left to do but this test run made all the previous hard work worth while. Visit the locomotive's web site at for continuing updates on our progress. 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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