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 Chicagos Dearborn Station, move coal in the
Appalachians, carry produce, and recreate Los Angeles of the 1950s.
From the editors of Model Railroader magazine.
Its about the memories 4
Finding the 50s 5
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
Chapter 5: Locomotives of the 1950s 26
Chapter 6: Weathering locomotives 32
Chapter 7: Passenger equipment and operations 38
Chapter 8: Detailing the classic El Capitan 42
Chapter 9: Modeling Chicagos Dearborn Station 50
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
Chapter 14: The 1950s railroad scene 80
Chapter 15: Modeling the right-of-way 84
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