My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Passenger Trains

Amtrak ACS-64 on First Revenue Train

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
8
Author:
Chuck Blardone

An S Gauge 'Polar Express'Train

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
20
Author:
Philip S. Howe
Scale:
S
Description:
The author creates his own Polar Express train from salvaged AF O-gauge cars, by stripping them, repainting them, and adding/improving details.

Mail on the Rails

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-07
Page:
72
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Description:
This article is an history on the use of trains to transport mail over the decades.

National Train Day

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
4
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Description:
Starting in 2008, Amtrak, as a way to educate the general public on the advantages of rail travel and the history of trains in America, created National Train Day, which is held on the Saturday closest to May 10th, the anniversary of the Golden Spike being driven into the rails in Promontory, Utah. Includes a photo of Amtrak #406.

New York Central Multiple-Unit Cars From Commercial Components

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
16
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he created several types of NYC MU commuter cars using American Models coaches. Includes two model photos, one showing the power drive.

Passenger Station Operations

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-09
Page:
62
Author:
Frank E. Shaffer
Description:
The article describes how various types of large passenger stations operate. Includes several prototype photos, and a track plan of the Pittsburgh Smithfield Street Station.

PRR Phillies Baseball Special

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
55
Author:
Chuck Blardone
Description:
The story of how the train derailed on July 28, 1962.

The 1949 Broadway Limited

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-10
Page:
84
Author:
Robert S. McGonigal
Description:
This is a complete documentation of the PRR's Broadway Limited, with colored scale drawings of the engine (a GG1) and all of the passenger cars. The magazine had a two-page centerfold-out. Also includes prototype photos and interior drawings of some of the cars.

The Choctaw Rocket in S Scale

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
26
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he models the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific train, The Choctaw Rocket. The prototype version ran from Memphis, Tennessee to Amarillo, Texas. Its inaugural run was November 17, 1940. Includes many model photos, prototype consist listing, and one prototype photo of a car.

The Denver to Cheyenne Local

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2016-09
Page:
22
Author:
Harry M. Haythorn
Scale:
HO
Description:
Modeling the Union Pacific trains 52 (southbound) and 57 (northbound) between Denver and Cheyenne. (related web page)

The Lincoln Special

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-03/04
Page:
4
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Description:
Historical information about President Lincoln's funeral train. Includes photos, and a map the path train traveled between D.C. and Illinois.

Train Robbers on the Mountain

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
59
Author:
Michael Bezilla
Description:
The Manhattan Limited is robbed.