Wednesday, July 10, 2024

1967 Jensen Interceptor


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E6's with a passenger train leaving the old St Louis Union Station, 1967


B&O 1412 (an EMD E6A) with C&O train #2, the eastbound George Washington, leaving St. Louis between April and October 1967. By this time, the George Washington was acting as a replacement National Limited west of Cincinnati. (via Wikimedia)

The old St Louis station is now used for other purposes including an upmarket hotel. The photo below of the interior is from about 1940.

A streamlined Chicago and Northwestern 4-6-4


A Class E4 4-6-4 of which there were nine built, to pull the C&NW '400'. The train was changed to diesel haulage before the E4's were delivered so they served in other capacities until 1953, their streamlining intact.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

MZA 3rd class passenger car HO scale model


MZA stood for Madrid, Zaragoza and Alicante railway which lasted from 1856 to 1941 when it was nationalized as part of RENFE.

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1989 Leyland Olympian

As can be seen, ex-London Transport. It has a 10 liter diesel engine, 17 tonnes gross weight, 9.57 tonnes tare weight, 73 passenger seats.