An Article by Steven Holmes The Georgia Railroad was one of CSX Transportation’s earliest predecessors, incorporated in 1833. For the next 150 years, it filled the transportation needs for generations of Georgians, in the process gaining fame that greatly outsized its modest route structure. The…

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Time to Model: The Story of the G52X

Developed in the late 1980s by Bethlehem Steel Company’s (BSC, later Johnstown America, and finally FreightCar America), the Bethgon has become one of the most common cars for hauling coal. Originally called the “Coal Porter”, the name was changed to Bethgon when the family of…

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Time to Model: Quinn’s Customs

In this week’s Time to Model™ highlight, we’re taking a close look at Jason Quinn’s incredible modeling skills. Thanks to an uncle who purchased him and his brothers their first train set, Jason was introduced to the world of model railroading at the age of five….

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Diving Into Conrail Blue – Olympic Trials SD40-2

An Article by Ian Smith Conrail’s one-hundred-sixty-seven SD40-2 locomotives, purchased from 1977 to 1979, would be among their most reliable power, and were always well-liked by crews. They could be found on manifest and unit trains, along with powering heavy wayfreights. By the early 1990s,…

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