The Spokane International RR
Model Railroader 1991-01
This article describes the railroad that ran between Spokane, WA, through Idaho, up to the Canadian border. Trackplan for several towns are drawn, and many prototype photos are included. The article also includes photos of several of the industries along the line, freight cars, bridges, as well as their steam engine roster. In 1949 they added eleven Alco RS-1s. The U.P. eventually bought the line. Finally, a possible HO two-level trackplan to model the line is also included.
The Wisconsin & Calumet
Model Railroader 1995-06
A regional railroad that operated passenger, piggyback, and varied freight service. Include many prototype photos, railroad maps, and suggested track plans.