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Model vs. Prototype
Some photos comparing scale models to the real thing.
Photo Album By: Nathan Richters
 
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Photo ID: 507297

An unusual gathering of equipment on the Wisconsin Great Northern includes a former Milwaukee Road SW1 and a doodlebug built in 1913 by St. Louis Car for the Southern Traction Company.

Railroad: Wisconsin Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Trego, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: 862
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 14, 2014


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Nov 19, 2014

Views: 2,965
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 506899

Big meets small as a former C&NW F7A rolls past a parade float used by the Wisconsin Great Northern.

Railroad: Wisconsin Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Trego, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WGNS 423
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 14, 2014


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Nov 16, 2014

Views: 7,108
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 501740

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: 2-8-2
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CN 3254
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 2011


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By: A. Belousov

Added: Oct 12, 2014

Views: 7,646
Comments: 3

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 500167

Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad's former Chicago & NorthWestern F7 switches out cars used on the overnight Bed & Breakfast train, a very popular addition to this Northwoods classic operation. ... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Great Northern
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Trego, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WGNS 423
Train ID:
Photo Date: September 26, 2014


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By: Steve Smedley

Added: Sep 30, 2014

Views: 6,918
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 498278

I'm riding the Southwest Ltd. were stopped at Albuquerque,NM. for servicing and crew change. This was the train board in the old ATSF depot at the time. Apparently Tony the Tiger and Frosted Flake... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Amtrak Train Board
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 17, 2014

Views: 3,223
Comments: 2

Favorited: 18


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Photo ID: 497135

Seeing double? An amazing 1/12 live steam #4501 is seen with the inspiration in the background. The owner/operator brought "little 4501" from Nebraska for Railfest 2014.

Railroad: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: SR 4501
Train ID: 100
Photo Date: September 07, 2014


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By: S&C Editor

Added: Sep 08, 2014

Views: 6,475
Comments: 3

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 497007

A crowd looks on the newly restored #4501 as it backs to the depot for the dedication ceremony while an accurate 1/12th scale model of the famed Southern excursion engine makes an appearance for R... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4501
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 06, 2014


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Sep 08, 2014

Views: 5,736
Comments: 3

Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 484715

Presenting Streamliner #26-and-a-half: Hoping for a unique photo opportunity, I packed this N-scale model of an NKP PA with the rest of my photo gear. I had tried a few times throughout th... (more)

Railroad: Nickel Plate Road
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Spencer, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 190
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 31, 2014


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By: Nathan Richters

Added: Jun 07, 2014

Views: 10,436
Comments: 8

Favorited: 49

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Photo ID: 397654

Who would have thought there would have been two Katy Heritage units on display at Dallas Union Station. Yep, here's proof, but one is 87 times smaller than the prototype next to it...National Tra... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1988
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2012


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By: Brandon Kilgore

Added: May 13, 2012

Views: 7,106
Comments: 8

Favorited: 59

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Photo ID: 372251

Two Foot Sandley-built #242 from the Brookfield Zoo stands next to a smaller live steam counterpart on a saturday afternoon at Hesston's depot.

Railroad: Hesston Steam Museum
Locomotive: 2-4-2
Location: Hesston, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 18, 2009


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By: Dave Crosby

Added: Aug 17, 2011

Views: 4,326
Comments: 2

Favorited: 11


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Photo ID: 337757

A pair of historic locomotives under steam at Mount Pleasant. Midwest Central's 1891 2-6-0 No. 6 pauses alongside an original Cagney 4-4-0 (15-inch gauge) restored by Wasatch Railroad Contractors... (more)

Railroad: Midwest Central Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: SS&S 6
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 2010


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Sep 13, 2010

Views: 2,795
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 326101

In the background, Rich Jahn of The Anthracite Railroads Society Inc is leading the work painting F-3 No. 664 in Lackawanna colors while legendary engineer Seth Corwin readies his "chicken-bone" (... (more)

Railroad: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: DLW 664
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 22, 2010


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By: Dennis A. Livesey-liveseyimages.com

Added: May 28, 2010

Views: 6,624
Comments: 2

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 323949

"Crocodile" Ce 6/8 II 14253 from Erstfeld, on a visit in Olten on the occasion of the depot festival, is passed by a live steam model of HG 2/3 6 of Steam Railway Furka mountain section (Dampfbahn... (more)

Railroad: SBB Historic
Locomotive: Ce 6/8 II
Location: Olten, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 14253
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2010


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 11, 2010

Views: 3,568
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 294568

The same building now also houses the O. Winston Link Museum. It's a shame that you can't look out the window and see what's on this board, which is representative of the mid-1950s.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Arrival & Departure Board
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 15, 2009


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Aug 20, 2009

Views: 5,826
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 76223

Railroad: Miniature Railway Co.
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-0
Location: Dennison, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: MRyCo 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 30, 2004


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By: Andrew Blaszczyk (2)

Added: Sep 01, 2004

Views: 3,730
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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