Prototype Profile: GE U-boats

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Prototype Profile: GE U-boats In 1954, upset that their partner, Alco, decided not to pursue a couple of different locomotive contracts, General Electric released their first solo entry into the diesel-electric locomotive market. A four-unit set (A-B-B-A) of four-axle road units designated UM20s were sent to the Erie Railroad for testing. The units were painted…

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My Ten Favorite Songs About Trains and Railroading

My Ten Favorite Songs About Trains and Railroading It’s the holiday season and trains – both model and prototypical – are on the minds of many. Lately, I’ve blogged about Christmas-themed model train videos and prototypical holiday trains. While doing each, I listened to a lot of songs about trains and railroading, most well-known and…

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Why You Should Consider Bachmann Model Trains?

Bachmann Model Trains have been around for over 150 years, and is one of the largest makers of model trains. For the beginner, the Bachmann model trains are probably the easiest to work with. They have many different products, including tracks, the trains themselves as well as scenery. One of their best selling styles for…

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Which Model Train Scale Is Best?

A question I always get asked by people considering model trains as their new hobby is: “Which model train scale (or gauge) is best?” First up… A common mistake for model train beginners, is to confuse scale and gauge. I’ll explain… Scale is the proportion of your model to the real thing. An example is…

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