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December 2008

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A guide to transition-era tank cars

Information on car types, classes, and features

Modeling a New England Winter

A famous covered bridge scene wins second prize

Landmark Layouts

David Barrow's ever-evolving Cat Mountain & Santa Fe

Build sector plates to save space

Pivoting panels let you switch cars in a compact area

Visit the ultimate mountain layout

This superb model railroad is a museum centerpiece

4 weeks to a bigger layout

Week 4: Building structures for the industrial district

New York's best-known model railroad

The station at Citigroup Center is a holiday tradition


From the Editor
News & Products
Railway Post Office
Information Desk
Step by Step
DCC Corner
Trackside Photos
Trains of Thought
Index of Advertisers
The Operators

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Freight yard design and operation.

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