Category: Operating Details

Station Wagon rides the rails Dec 1960

Station Wagon rides the rails Dec 1960 1

When its retractable railroad wheels are down, an eight-passenger station wagon clicks along the remote right-of-way of the Ontario Northland Railway and serves ambulance and rail-inspection car. Dashboard buttons operate whistles, lights and other railroad equipment.        …

Vintage Signal from 1890’s

Vintage signal detail

You can see here a original 1890’s signal still in operation of the Ffestiniog Railway. The signal boards were operated by pulling down on the rods extending the the boards to the side. The lamp on the top was not…

Refueling diesels in the beginning

Refueling diesels in the begining

In the beginning before there were servicing facilities everywhere, Tank cars would be dropped at a siding for direct refueling of Diesel Locomotives, this could be a interesting detail to add to a Model Railroad of the 40’s or 50’s.