Steve Todd’s ET44 Sound Guide

An Article by Steve Todd The just-released (Run 5) of HO Tier 4 locomotives from ScaleTrains.com (SXT), feature ESU 5 Sound Decoders. However, they do not include the latest version of the authentic Tier 4 Prime Mover sounds. No worries, as the latest sound file…

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Last Ride for 3985

Article and Video by Zach Pumphrey In October 2010, Union Pacific’s 4-6-6-4 “Challenger” type steam locomotive #3985 made its last excursion tour before being taken out of service. Little did we know at the time, but the UP had Big Boy 4014 up their sleeve….

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Time to Model: Penn Central Power

An Article by Jerry Jordak – Photos by Ed Painter As part of its ongoing battle to move trains over the Allegheny Mountains, the Pennsylvania Railroad in the mid-1960s began a shift in its motive power purchases, moving away from four-axle road power and instead…

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