IC Passenger Cars in Cairo During the War

Civil War Era Railroad Equipment

As part of building the Mound City 1862 layout, I have had to learn about Civil War era railroad equipment. It is clear that railroading in the early days was tough and full of hazards. I will be showing the partially completed layout at the Small Layout Design Meet on…

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Small Layout Ideas – Vreeland Rail

Here is another look at an interesting prototype railway to model. As with the last look, I hope this will inspire another small layout design. Cover Photo by Bob Welke.   The northern peninsula of Michigan has been known for mining copper, iron ore and other substances. One commodity required for mining is explosives. With…

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