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Noticed recently that the restoration of the old Pacific Electric / Southern Pacific depot at North Hollywood has been completed and reopened as a commuter café on the Metro Orange Line. This article gives the details, including: The official grand … Continue reading
And our UK readers will say, “What’s a wig-wag?” Well it’s not related to a wigwam, or even to wiff-waff (better known as ping-pong or table tennis. It’s s visual and audible signal for ungated railroad crossings. The … Continue reading
Reading a blog recently, the writer recommended the ‘Model Train Stuff’ shop and internet shop. I couldn’t resist a browse, and the site made me an offer I couldn’t refuse – Bachmann ‘Peter Witt’ trolleys in Los Angeles Railways livery … Continue reading
A frequently-used phrase in railway modelling is ‘selective compression.’ Most usually it applies to station track layouts, shortening them and losing a few sidings to fit a reasonable representation of a piece of railway in our usually too small rooms. … Continue reading
Originally posted on Rails West:
In an earlier post, I shared B. Smith’s excellent coverage SP action in the San Fernando Valley in the early 1970s. In this post, we will drill down a little further into the nuts and bolts…
Not quite ‘Off my trolley’ but in the vicinity. Some while back I looked at the Pacific Electric station at North Hollywood as a potential modular layout. Running closely parallel to the Pacific Electric at this location is the Southern … Continue reading