Little did I know on the modeling side when I placed a reservation for the new Walther’s Proto GP-30 number 537, that this engine would have even more significance to me. Norfolk […]
Yesterday, we started our day with a hearty breakfast at Sam and Mickey’s across the tracks from Dickinson yard. The day dawned with a bit of fog, especially in the valleys, but […]
Sometimes research and fact-finding for an article/story is harder than pulling teeth. Such was the case with finding information for this short story. Penn Central transfer cabooses, as with most railroad’s transfer […]
Just another short note here to announce that the “Hitop in Photos” gallery will change monthly to show different photos of the layout and/or models used!
In real life, everything is not perfectly straight up and down. By this I mean, look at a lot of road signs, street signs, and telephone or power poles. Some lean, either […]
This PC hopper is a Bowser product, and has been on the roster awhile. The car obviously started out solid black. As with all my cars, new wheels and Kadee couplers were […]
Just a short post to thank those that supplied photos for this site: F Douglas Bess, Jr., Andy Cummings, Fred Wolfe of Wolfelight Images, and Coalcampusa.com. Thank you all!
As this photo shows, railroading is a 24/7 job. In all types of weather, at all times of the day or night, railroads move the freight. In the instance of the Hitop […]
I’ve had this car awhile now, so I’m not sure the manufacturer exactly, but I believe this is an Atlas car. As with all my cars, I replace the wheel sets with […]
With all the mergers and consolidations the past 40 years, with all the fallen flags, with all the new technology, with all the heightened security, I often wish for the old days […]