Chasing Trains - Big and Little
More on Big Boy!
The March 2014 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman
shows the locomotive at Covina Ca. en route to
the Union Pacific shops. To judge the size of
this monster there is a shot of # 4014 at the
Covina passenger station. The roof of the
platform sheds are even with the horizontal
center line of
4014's smoke box front.!!
Again , stay tuned.
From the other end of our nation's rail network,
I have come across an excellent publication
called the Keystone. This is the quarterly
the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and
This magazine is sometimes sold at local hobby
shops and to members of the Society ( PRRT&HS,
PO Box 54 Bryn Mawr, Pa 19010-0054)
The current issue contains articles in line from
Pittsburgh to St. Louis and along the North bank
of the Allegheny River.
I thought I had exhausted the subject of
restored steam engines until I got the May issue
of Trains Magazine. The main article is on the
restoration of Southern Ry 2 8 2 # 4501. Its
worth the trip! 4501 ran through Pittsburgh
several years ago on what is now the W&LE.
A final piece of trivia comes from the April
4thpage of my B&O calendar. This is an old
timetable ad where a large rabbit indicates that
the Easter Bunny always comes to town on the
Baltimore And Ohio.