Time to Model: BNSF Railway’s Wide Profile Handrails

BNSF Railway’s wide profile handrails started to appear on ET44 “Tier 4 GEVOs” beginning with road numbers 3721-3724, which were built in 2019. In 2020, BNSF received their next order, road numbers 3675 through 3720. It is our understanding that the complete order was not…

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Under the Hood: Coil Car Review

An Article by Don Dunn Prototype: In the mid-1990s, Thrall  Car Manufacturing introduced their  42’ coil car. This car shared many traits common to other Thrall-built coil steel cars including the basic body construction and jack pad design. The two major differences were the shorter…

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All About Admiral Cabs

Have you ever wondered where Admiral Cabs get their name from? Well, there’s a Reason for it: Admiral J. Paul Reason to be exact. The design idea came from the retired Admiral, who once served on Norfolk Southern’s board of directors. Unlike a traditional cab,…

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