Chasing Brass

CHASING BRASS Do you remember getting your first train set? Maybe it was Christmas morning, tearing the paper off an enormous orange box with a Santa Fe Super Chief inside waiting patiently for the highball. Before your brother got to the bottom of his stocking...

The Long Island Endeavor

THE LONG ISLAND ENDEAVOR Setting Records Three trucks. Eleven round-trip plane tickets. $22,000 in total cost to get it down to Trainz. A lot of Marriott points too. The most arduous collection pick-up for Trainz to date started with a fax of epic proportions. An...

Anatomy of a Steam Locomotive

Anatomy of a Steam Locomotive -by Danielle Abram When looking at the anatomy of a train, there are many different components to look for and too many answers for one broad question. You first have to identify the type of train you are looking at in...

Anatomy of a Diesel Locomotive

-by Danielle Abram Locomotives have developed a great amount over the years. One great revolution in the train world is the diesel locomotive. The diesel locomotive consists of a prime mover and a method of transmitting that power to the tracks, and there are many different versions...