Railroad Model Craftsman October 2021
Oregon Short Line in N Scale • by Dean Ferris — Great Northern and Northern Pacific team up to haul heavy traffic over a proto-freelanced joint line through Eastern Oregon in 1969.
Kansas City Southern Pulpwood Cars • by James Kinkaid — Built by Pullman-Standard between 1967 and 1968, these unique cars were later adapted to haul timber and coiled wire.
Belt Railway of Chicago Alco C-424 • by Marc Simpson — Built to haul heavy transfer runs, these former Belt Railway of Chicago units made their way north to Canada’s Hudson Bay Railway in 1999.
M&StL Iowa Branch Operations • by Clark Propst — Based on the prototype Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway Story City Branch, we follow a local crew switching this Iowa branch line.
Boomer Trail Special: St. Louis RPM • by Dan Munson — After a year’s hiatus, the St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modelers meet returned with record attendance for visitors and exhibitors alike.
Make a Flashing EOT • by Scott Thornton — The flashing End of Train (EOT) device is a common sight on modern freight trains across America—here’s how to make your own.
Dealer Directory • Recommended hobby dealers
Diverging Points • by Jason Shron
Editor's Notebook • by Otto M. Vondrak
Index of Advertisers
Painting & Weathering
Perspective • by Scott Williamson and David Richter
Rail Books • Book news and reviews
Test Track • by Hunter Hughson — Athearn Genesis EMD GP18 Locomotive product review
Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Rapido Trains’ GM 'New Look' Transit Buses product review
Test Track • by Harry K. Wong — Micro-Trains’ Weathered Conrail/ex-Reading 50’ Boxcars product review