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This post has always been popular, too…. A good, if rather conventional, place to start with interurban layouts, is the conventional branch line. Some electric railroads were no more than a branch line in total. Others, like the Pacific Electric, … Continue reading
As I’m in Stuttgart this week, I thought I’d repost the three most popular posts since I started blogging three or more years ago. I’ve updated them a little, too. One difference I note from starting blogging – I cut … Continue reading
Browsing (as one does) I came across a New York Subway site with this excellent picture of a Pacific Electric PCC car at an unknown, but very modellable location. (OK, New York site, PE picture, does not compute….. but it’s still … Continue reading
I recently came across David Milburn’s layout on the web. His layout is unusual in that it: Is traction, a model of the North Shore (CNS&M) interurban out of Chicago. Is in ‘N’ gauge. Is British. It’s also very, very, … Continue reading
A wedding in Shadwell, east London, meant that I had my first trip on the Docklands Light Railway. OK, so the DLR has been open for years, but this was the first time I had been on it. We went … Continue reading
It’s been far too long since I posted on traction and trolleys. But the start of this post is a reminder of how useful Google Earth can be. First, here is a screen dump from Google Earth, “somewhere in Los Angeles”, … Continue reading
As a welcome break from the philosophy of model railways, Allan came across these pictures in the news, of two recent train crashes. Fortunately, casualties seem to be limited. First, Switzerland, where a RhB train came off the narrow-gauge track over … Continue reading
As a PS to last time, and Swiss trams, this Basle “piggy tram” defies description! I came across it whilst browsing the internet, and had to look at Google Images to check it wasn’t a Photoshop special. Perhaps it’s an ideal way … Continue reading
This is one inspiring photograph for urban detail. It comes from John L. Mathis’ site, and he kindly allows one to reproduce his work with acknowledgment. The Los Angeles PCC cars were narrow (3 ‘ 6″ I think) gauge and … Continue reading