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  1. Hello again Vladislav! I hope this theme is...

    Hello again Vladislav! I hope this theme is fruitful for you.

    > 1) As far as I know, traditionally food is included in the price of ticket in sleeping cars

    The freight railroads generally did...
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    Indeed. The only thing that would make this not...

    Indeed. The only thing that would make this not essential software is if it got incorporated somehow into open rails itself!
    Christopher
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    I use that forum from to time. It's pretty quiet...

    I use that forum from to time. It's pretty quiet but not dead.

    Steve Davis has been absent for long periods (measured in multiples of weeks) - I believe he has work that keeps him busy and...
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    The unique B&O wagontop cabooses below were used...

    The unique B&O wagontop cabooses below were used on through freights and coal trains. Since some were right behind pusher engines and steam lasted until 1957, one is quite weathered.
    Nothing says...
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    I-5 wooden cabooses, also used for local and...

    I-5 wooden cabooses, also used for local and secondary service.
    All in post 1945 paint schemes save one with the plain capital dome logo which is painted circa 1937-1945 (but the scheme lingered on)...
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    Thanks, all. Glad they are useful. Johnny:...

    Thanks, all. Glad they are useful.

    Johnny: there are a fair number of 1960's-70's privately owned covered hoppers already in the file library, while the only thing like these was the original...
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    1960's/70's tank cars

    Some more info about the tank cars I've just put in the file library and a larger photo than the thumbnail you get looking at the file listing. Info below.
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  8. I will say that RF&P is on our list (eventually)...

    I will say that RF&P is on our list (eventually) ... And they had E units.

    So Rick has done new E units for the PRR, for Southern, for B&O (not yet released) and if we do RF&P we'll have covered...
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    Pete, it's really beautiful. Eric has put some...

    Pete, it's really beautiful.

    Eric has put some really good (and groundbreaking) thinking into his work. I'm glad to see it getting picked up on.

    Christopher
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    Time for some cabooses. This is class I-1, the...

    Time for some cabooses. This is class I-1, the first 8 wheeled wood cabooses, used in local service by the fifties and lasting into the seventies.
    Some lost the cupolas due to the ravages of time...
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    Those look nice! I remember seeing the SP and...

    Those look nice! I remember seeing the SP and D&H cars all over.
    Christopher
  12. A newer version of the route is available at the...

    A newer version of the route is available at the skyline computing website: http://www.skylinecomputing.com/
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    Also some folks are modeling in Blender (also...

    Also some folks are modeling in Blender (also free, but significantly more complex. But also more solid for a number of reasons).
    Christopher
  14. Now those are some nice shots there Paul. This...

    Now those are some nice shots there Paul.
    This is territory I know like the back of my hand - I've taken dozens of walks there or in the cemetery up on the hill overlooking. For awhile I drove past...
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    Steve, you know I am looking forward with...

    Steve, you know I am looking forward with excitement to seeing your work.

    I enjoyed seeing the pictures. Easy to recognize Ashland and Doswell.
    Christopher
  16. The high cube cars are higher. If in doubt you...

    The high cube cars are higher. If in doubt you can load one in shape viewer, then chose "load second shape", adjusting the second shape so they are side by side or overlapping - you'll see the...
  17. Impressive indeed, Chuck. Those Mohawk propane...

    Impressive indeed, Chuck.

    Those Mohawk propane tank cars caught my eye. Where did those come from?
    (I'm fixing to work on some propane reskins from the sixties...)

    Christopher
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    Geoff, most Americans have no knowledge of the...

    Geoff, most Americans have no knowledge of the fine British tradition of Pantomime. If we did, I'm sure they'd have been working overtime in the last years. Myself though, I find it hard to laugh...
  19. There were (are) prototypes for such a thing on...

    There were (are) prototypes for such a thing on CNJ (Jersey pinebarrens) and on the SP. Worth googling up for the pictures. Not sure the CNJ firefighting train made it onto film, but it had tank...
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    Actually, Michelle, I am working on a set of...

    Actually, Michelle, I am working on a set of actual T105 propane cars from the fifties/sixties - model by Paul Charland. I'll share more in time (it's late ...) but here is one shot:...
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    And yes, Ian is still around and is associated...

    And yes, Ian is still around and is associated with both Tiger Trains and Toronto Mainline Trains.
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    It IS worth it. My suggestion is to spring for...

    It IS worth it.

    My suggestion is to spring for a first class membership. It's really not that much money and it goes to support this site, which gives us value and community. And you get...
  23. Amtrak didn't really have many F's. They seemed...

    Amtrak didn't really have many F's. They seemed to pass over them, going for the E units.
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    They look like they were permanently converted to...

    They look like they were permanently converted to rail. Or did they just take the wheels off and put highway wheels onto the same lug nuts? That makes sense considering the steering wheel still...
  25. Well done!

    Well done!
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