Modeling the '50s - The Glory Years of Rail

From Model Railroader
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Take in historical information and photos covering locomotives, passenger equipment, freight cars, and trackside details.
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Description
Take in historical information and photos covering locomotives, passenger equipment, freight cars, and trackside details. Featured layouts in a variety of scales show you how to model Chicago’s Dearborn Station, move coal in the Appalachians, carry produce, and recreate Los Angeles of the 1950s.
Author: From Model Railroader
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 88
Color photos: 116
Black & White photos: 23
Illustrations: 16
Author Bio
From the editors of Model Railroader magazine.
Table of Contents
Introduction		
It’s about the memories	4
Finding the ’50s	5

The 1950s
Chapter 1: America in the ’50s	6
Chapter 2: Modeling the SP in Los Angeles	10
Chapter 3: Setting the scene	18
Chapter 4: Adding vintage trucks – and realism	22

Motive Power
Chapter 5: Locomotives of the 1950s	26
Chapter 6: Weathering locomotives	32

Passenger Trains
Chapter 7: Passenger equipment and operations	38
Chapter 8: Detailing the classic El Capitan	42
Chapter 9: Modeling Chicago’s Dearborn Station	50

Freight Trains
Chapter 10: Freight equipment and operations	58
Chapter 11: Replacing war-weary freight cars	62
Chapter 12: Hauling Appalachian coal	66
Chapter 13: Moving produce to market	72

Trackside Details
Chapter 14: The 1950s railroad scene	80
Chapter 15: Modeling the right-of-way	84
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