Entries Tagged as ‘Museums & Preservation’

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 4:09 pm

Canadian Railway Museum

Though its season is winding down — over the winter it’s only open weekends and holidays — the Canadian Railway Museum is an incredible place to visit. It’s just outside Montreal, on the border between the towns of Delson and Saint-Constant. (Delson is a railway town: the name is a contraction of Delaware and Hudson.) […]

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 11:25 am

A Bounty of Big Boys

The December issue of Model Railroader came in the mail yesterday; it features a head-to-head review of two recently released HO 4-8-8-4 “Big Boy” locomotives: an Athearn Genesis and a Precision Craft. Both come with sound; the Precision Craft is die-cast, more detailed and more expensive. Along with the earlier Rivarossi and Trix models, that […]

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 11:25 pm

Daily Flickr Photo: Rotary Snowplow

I’ve long been fascinated by rotary snowplows, but most of my exposure has been to steam-powered snowblowers, such as the Canadian variant exhibited here or the kind still used on the Cumbres and Toltec. But I have to admit, I’ve never seen a snowplow like the Union Pacific model in Flickr user davy2kii‘s photo here: […]