Photos at the edge of the runway: extra grain, extra lumber and a local UK passenger

ByDavid M. Conte

Jan 5, 2022

A gallery of images from the February 2022 model railroader

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The Great Northern train X3391 East, an additional grain haul from North Dakota to Minneapolis in September 1956, has just left St. Cloud, Minnesota, and is 60 miles from its destination. Richard Remiarz of Vadnais Heights, Minn., Photographed the scene on his HO scale GN Willmar division plan. Locomotive 3391, an O-8 Mikado class, is from Sunset Models.

A steam engine pulls a chain of boxcars around a large curve in a meadow setting

A geared steam locomotive drives a wooden train on a steel trestle above a stream

Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Climax no. 10 leads an extra wood over the Salmon Hole Bridge towards Strong, Maine. Dan Welch of Georgetown, Texas, grew up in Rumford, Maine, and used his childhood memories to build his HOn30 SR&RL network. The locomotive is a vintage brass model imported by Flying Zoo. The bridge is a modified Central Valley lace beam kit.

A geared steam locomotive drives a wooden train on a steel trestle above a stream

A modern gray, blue and yellow diesel drives past a two-story white shingled country store

A CSX coal train run by General Electric AC6000 no. 634 heads west through Prince, W.Va., on a hot and humid summer day. The N scale T-Trak module was built and photographed by Craig Laing of Athens, Tennessee. Craig scratch built the Prince Bros. general store. to match the prototype, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The locomotive is from Broadway Limited Imports.

A modern gray, blue and yellow diesel drives past a two-story white shingled country store

A British tanker locomotive pulls a pair of coaches past people relaxing in the garden of a country pub along a river

The pilot of the British Rys. The 1400 0-4-2 Class Tank Engine would probably like it to relax with a pint outside the Red Lion Pub on that hot spring day in 1956 as well. Tony Bruno from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, built this 2x2ft diorama to replicate the scene in his favorite painting, “The Riverside Local” by the late Don Breckon. The OO track locomotive and passenger coaches (proportion 1:76 on HO scale track) are from Hornby. Tony built the pub from card stock covered with patchwork plaster stucco.

A British tanker locomotive pulls a pair of coaches past people relaxing in the garden of a country pub along a river

A steam engine pulls a train over a stone arch bridge over a river with a brick mill powered by a water wheel

Seaboard Coast Line 4-4-0 steam engine no. 159 drives local freight over a stone arch viaduct past Shawmer’s Mill. The scene is part of Richard McClintock’s HO scale freelance layout. Richard scratch constructed the mill, dam, viaduct, and bottom structures from cardboard, cardstock, laminated wood, and foam. The locomotive is a Bachmann Spectrum model. Richard, from Farmville, Va., Also took the photo.

A steam engine pulls a train over a stone arch bridge over a river with a brick mill powered by a water wheel

White diesel with red

Kansas City Southern no. 4155, a repaired Electro-Motive Division GP7 with the body of a GP9, switches the Ruston Foundry in Alexandria, La.

White diesel with red

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