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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Atlantic Coast Line Steam Locomotive 1504

In 1906, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was empowered by congress to set maximum shipping rates, in an effort to curb what the public (or rather, the shippers) considered price gouging. The reality is this was a period of economic inflation, and, hamstrung,¬†railroads had a tough time meeting rising costs. By late 1915, 1/6th of […]

AC4400CW Detail Parts Arrive

Look what the postman brought today from Toy Train Heaven! Detail parts for my AC4400CW! I mostly followed the recommendations on the Details West web site: 1 Detail Associates HO Grille Set Dash 9 Athearn, LIST PRICE $7.5¬† PN:229-2724 @ $7.50 each (Note 1) 1 Details West HO Detail Kit -9 SP CSX CP, LIST […]