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This scratchbuilt O scale 20-foot flatcar holds a wooden water tank car complete with a steam driven water pump.
White Pass & Yukon ordered a pair of brand new engines from Baldwin Locomotive Works in December 1898 based on the Vauclain compound design.
In 1941, the BC&G acquired a 1921-built Mack Model AC railbus. The chassis was built by Mack, the truck people, and the body was built by Brill.
Number 12 was one of four 0-6-0 switch engines owned by the Oahu Railway, modeled using a 1:20.3 scale Bachmann outside frame as the base.
The first locomotives to arrive in the Alaska Territory were built in 1881 by the Brooks Locomotive Works for the Utah & Northern Railway, before coming to the White Pass & Yukon.
A run-down wooden boxcar becomes a haven for the down and out. Chuck Lind describes how he scratchbuilt this unusual model in O scale.
My primary goal was to construct a lay-out that would capture the “flavor” of the prototype West Side Lumber Co., but not be another “boring logging layout.”
Burlington 2-8-0 537 had outside frames with brake rods exposed under the driver counter-weights, a long smoke box, Burlington-style cuckoo clock headlight, and a bear trap spark arrester.
In anticipation of hauling materials for the potential construction of a major pipeline originating from Alaska’s northern oil fields, the White Pass & Yukon Railroad rebuilt a flatcar to accommodate enormous 80-foot-long sections of 56-inch diameter pipe.
After purchasing a set of exquisite custom-made castings some years ago, I finally decided the time had come to build Colorado & Southern Business Car B-3.