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    Choctaw Railway Plan

    Several days ago, I posted in the Motive Power section asking for opinions on Bachmannís 2-6-2 as a starting point for motive power on a freelanced short line Iím planning. I thought Iíd post the...
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. According to the...

    Thanks everyone for the replies. According to the info here and some other research I’ve done in the last few days, the Bachmann 2-6-2 should be a decent starting point. I’ll definitely be using the...
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    Bachmann N 2-6-2?

    Are these okay as far as good runners? I know they’re really just an USRA 0-6-0 with lead and trailing wheels added, but it looks fairly similar to what I’m looking for and I really want a couple...
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    Thanks guys, this cleared things up a lot

    Thanks guys, this cleared things up a lot
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    Why a GP38AC?

    Please forgive the ignorance, but I'm curious about the GP38AC. Why would a railroad purchase one of these as opposed to a regular GP38 that were so much more popular? What were the benefits to AC...
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    Yes, I've seen a few pictures of the large cab...

    Yes, I've seen a few pictures of the large cab 50s. Definitely a unique locomotive and very interesting. Hmmm, maybe I will go with GP60s instead. My era was to be 1985, and since the 60s came at the...
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    Man, that looks top notch! So that's the Kato...

    Man, that looks top notch! So that's the Kato GP50?
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    GP50: How to get a nice one?

    Are there any nicely detailed GP50s out there for N? I know Bachmann sells one but it doesn't look anything like one, honestly. If there's none produced, what would be a practical way to kitbash a...
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    Thanks for the comments guys. After thinking it...

    Thanks for the comments guys. After thinking it over, I believe I will go with the SD70MACs. As was stated, the Southern Pacific managed to acquire a sizable fleet of AC traction units despite its...
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    Thanks for the info, did not know that about the...

    Thanks for the info, did not know that about the beefed up SD40T-2s. Very interesting!
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    Power for Unit Coal Trains

    I'm considering modeling a modern (1990s) version of the Western Pacific Railroad, as if it merged with the Denver & Rio Grande Western around 1978 and acquired additional lines during the Rock...
  12. Double Stack Intermodal for Early 1980s?

    My new model railroad will be set in the early 1980s. Were there any double stack well cars for intermodal service in operation in the early 80s, or were they yet to be designed? I was thinking...
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    Thanks for the help guys! This was very...

    Thanks for the help guys! This was very informative and gives me a good place to start from.
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    Typical 1960s Cabooses

    Hi guys,

    I'm in the planning stages of a late 1960s freelanced Class 1 called the Midland Great Western Railway. The fictional MGW captures the flavor of the Burlington Route, but allows me to...
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