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IN THE CURRENT ISSUE

The Grand Strand Model Railroad Club
Part 2
by Ken Kilby

In Pursuit of WOW
Part 9 – Log, Lumber & Pulpwood
Loads, all of Real Wood, of course.
by Dennis Machlica

Review: Open Top Loads
Book by Robert J. Yanosey,
Published by Morning Sun Books
by Dennis Machlica

Modular Railroading
Ballasting
by Paul “Kip” Petzrick

The story continues...
by Dennis Turner

DCC Workshop
Hard-Wired Decoder Installations, Part 3
by Timothy J. Horton

Thomas & Friends
by Dennis Murphy

The Short & Nn3arrow
Modeling the Pacific Coast Railway
(Part 11) – The Tank Fram at Port
San Luis, “Frankenrock,” and Locomotive 11
by Thomas Knapp, MMR #101

Review: A Loco for A Railroad-That-Might-Have-Been
Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South
Snowdon Railway Electric Loco
by Thomas Knapp


On the cover: The east fork of the Basker Sub can be a busy place, as it is today. This used to be the “main line” for many years, until they built that new trestle over the Basker River, down-mountain about 6-miles. Most all the through trains take that new track these days, as it cuts off a number of miles of travel. Unless, of course, if there is some maintenance that restricts traffic flow. And that is the exact situation that’s happening on this fine, early fall day in 1954. Can you imagine the delight of the passengers when they realize they are enjoying a very special bit of seldom used trackage. Boy, I wish I had been on that trip! By Dennis Murphy.