Train orders, N scale, other model railroading. Whatever else strikes my fancy concerning the various railroading hobbies.
On my web site are paper examples from SL-SF subsidiaries:
Alabama, Tennesee and Northern RR
Current River RR
Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis RR
Quanah, Acme & Pacific RY
www.train-orders.com/TDX.html and click on "TOUR"
My papers pre-1896 now up for viewing.
I've created a page with some of my recent years depot photos, taken in Washington, Idaho and Montana. BN, GN, MILW, NP, UP:
http://www.train-orders.com/RFAN/RFAN.html Click on "Assorted Depots"
Had a request to see my Northern Alberta Railways paper. So it's now up for viewing:
Already mostly forgotten, these papers were THE primary method of controlling and advancing trains safely, for well over one hundred and thirty years. They were used not just in the USA, or North America, but all around the world in varying styles.
Now it has been twenty years and more since the greatest number of railroads discontinued their use of these forms. Most in railroading today could not apply the use of this simple system. (Many even refer to other types of paperwork, as
Updated July 16th, 2011 at 04:41 PM by BoxcabE50