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Reading Camelback No. 1187

Reading 0-4-0 “Camelback” No. 1187

Reading 0-4-0 “Camelback” No. 1187 Previous Next Railroads – like any well-run business – constantly seek to control costs and find more efficient methods to accomplish their goals. One of the more unique ways this concept manifested itself in the early days of steam railroading was the innovative “Camelback” locomotive design. The Philadelphia and Reading …

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CNR Lightweight Passenger Car Set

CNR Lightweight Passenger Car Set Previous Next By 1952, the Canadian National Railway needed to modernize its passenger trains. Older coaches, dining cars and sleeper cars were worn out after heavy use during World War II. The automobile and airliner were ever-growing threats to CNR’s passenger business. Finally, post-war sensibilities were increasing the expectations of …

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Pullman Sleeping Car – “White Castle”

Pullman – “White Castle” Previous Next Our Pullman heavyweight sleeping car – named “White Castle” – boasts an impressive resume. Read on for more information on the many jobs this car has held over the years. The Pullman Company manufactured and operated railroad sleeping cars during the first half of the 20th Century. Pullman developed …

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