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2020-05-23

2020-05-20

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • GE Dash 9-44CW left-side views (BNSF versions)
      • Removed digital fuel display
    • All GE ES44C4 and ET44C4 left-side views
      • Minor correction to casting text on rear truck
    • All GE ES44C4 and ET44C4 right-side views
      • Revised fuel tank fittings

2020-05-17

2020-05-16

2020-05-15

2020-05-14

2020-05-13

2020-05-06

2020-05-04

2020-04-29

2020-04-24

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • GE U36C drawings (ATSF Phase 2f left-side views)
      • Added walkway box
  • Added in Photos section:
    • 19 photos from 2020-04-24
  • Corrected capacity information for the following photos:
    • NSC 60' 9" 7538 cu-ft boxcars, DWC 794000-795000 series (some previously listed as 7541 cu-ft)

2020-04-23

2020-04-22

2020-04-21

2020-04-20

  • Updated photo notes (added cargo type) for the following photos:
    • ACFX, CGTX and SHPX tank cars (LPG cars only)
    • AMOX, BRSX, CTCX, CWBX, DCTX, EAMX, GLNX, JJJX, NATX, PLMX, PPRX, RCOX, SHQX, SRIX, TEAX, TEIX, TGPX and TILX tank cars (all)

2020-04-18

  • Corrected builder/capacity information for the following photos:
    • FMC 50' 6", 5272 cu-ft boxcars, GMRC 24000-series (many previously listed as 5283 cu-ft; incorrect dimensions/capacity in car stencils and ORER)
    • FMC 50' 6", 5347 cu-ft boxcars, MEC #32074, #32110, #32144 (previously incorrectly listed as 5247 cu-ft)
    • FMC 50' 6", 5355 cu-ft boxcar, GTRA #1170 (previously incorrectly listed as 5372 cu-ft)
    • FMC 50' 7", 5283 cu-ft boxcar, CNA #407242 (previously incorrectly listed as 50' 6")
    • FMC 50' 7", 6289 cu-ft boxcars, MMA 23500-series (builder previously incorrectly listed as PCF)
    • PCF 50' 6", 5241 cu-ft boxcars, BM 3200- and 3300-series (a few previously listed as other various capacities; incorrect capacity in ORER)
    • PCF 52' 6", 5528 cu-ft boxcar, LRS #4303 (previously listed based on incorrect dimensions/capacity in car stencils)

2020-04-17

2020-04-11

  • Updated Drawing Accuracy section
    • Added section "What's In an Inch?" describing the relative importance of dimensions
    • Added a comparison image with a 1:55 drawing from late 2006
    • Refined date ranges
    • Created toggle show/hide for comparison images (hidden by default)
    • Separated inline images and captions into boxes
  • Updated Drawing History section (and all subsections) and Creating the Drawings section
    • Separated inline images and captions into boxes
    • Minor revisions and additions to history of 1:24 and 1:18 drawings

2020-04-10

  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • ACF, Evans and FMC boxcar drawings (corrected builder info for ACF and Evans boxcars)
  • Updated photo notes and information
    • Corrected builder info for Evans/SIECO boxcars (most previously had builder absent or incorrectly listed as Berwick)
    • Corrected minor errors in type information for various other boxcars
  • Added archived drawing updates from 2007-2008
  • Changed "Past Updates" of "What's New?" page from separate pages to Javascript links

2020-04-09

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • GE U36B drawing (SCL Phase 2c left-side view)
      • Added speed recorders on every axle
  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • Tank cars (all builders)
  • Slightly revised display of drawing results
    • Changed scale selection from links to Javascript checkboxes

2020-04-08

  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • Evans, FMC, and Trinity exterior-post hopper drawings

2020-04-06

  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • Pressurized hopper drawings (all builders)
    • RTC 4750 cu-ft hopper drawings
    • Gunderson, Trentonworks and Trinity boxcar drawings

2020-04-04

2020-04-02

2020-03-31

2020-03-30

  • Significantly revised display of photos (small versions) and drawings
    • Images displayed directly within the page using Javascript rather than opening separately
    • Revised text-only photos page to include links for new searches within results
  • Updated photo notes
    • Added cargo type for sodium chlorate and carbon black hoppers
    • Added classification for most TTX cars

2020-03-27

2020-03-26

2020-03-25

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All rolling stock with 100-ton trucks
      • Revised truck springs
  • Added in Drawings/Colours section:
    • BN Cream and Grinstein Green
    • CNW yellow and green
    • CREX blue, dark blue, grey and yellow
    • G&W orange and yellow
    • MEC Harvest Gold and Pine Green
    • PICK orange
    • TTX yellow, red and blue

2020-03-24

2020-03-23

2020-03-20

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 4 Trinity 60' 9" 7500 cu-ft boxcar drawings (TBOX versions)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • Trinity 6235 cu-ft boxcar drawings (Phase 2 and 3 versions)
      • Removed extra left end ladder support (left-side views only)
      • Minor revisions to door and sill (except Phase 2 version and FBOX 6275 cu-ft version)
      • Revised side door latches (FBOX 6275 cu-ft version only)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • FBOX #505314 (Trinity 6275 cu-ft boxcar)
      • Revised side door latches

2020-03-11

2020-03-04

2020-02-24

2020-02-22

2020-02-21

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 Trinity 6235 cu-ft boxcar drawings (BNSF/NKCR version)
    • 2 Trinity 6275 cu-ft boxcar drawings (FBOX version)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • Trinity 6235 cu-ft boxcar drawings (Phase 2 and 3 versions)
      • Relocated carbody end seams
      • Revised door latch height
      • Revised eave edge (except Phase 2 version)
      • Side post spacing (except Phase 2 version)

2020-02-15

  • Revised site styles and colours

2020-02-13

2020-02-11

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 GE U23B drawings (CO version)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • GE U18B right-side view (MEC version)
    • GE U23B right-side views (CR, LN, LV and PC version)
    • GE U30B right-side views (CO version)
    • GE U36B right-side view (CR version)
      • Removed pipe behind fuel tank (except U18B)
      • Revised air filter behind fuel tank (except LV U23B)
    • Most GE U18B, U23B, U30B and U36B right-side views
      • Corrected minor line glitch in front upper air intake
    • GE B23-7 right-side views (CR and MP versions)
    • GE B30-7 right-side views (CO and SLSF versions)
    • GE B30-7A right-side views
    • GE B36-7 right-side views (ATSF and SBD versions)
      • Revised air filter behind fuel tank

2020-02-10

2020-02-09

2020-02-05

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • KCS #4040 (EMD SD70ACe)
    • MKT #621 (EMD SD40-2)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • RI #342 (EMD GP40)
      • Fuel tank supports
      • Cab sub-base ribs
      • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on first engine room door
      • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
      • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
      • Gap from seam to middle hood doors shortened by 0.75"
      • Middle hood doors shortened by 0.25"
      • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
      • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
      • Revised radiator intake grills and roof fan hatch
      • Revised handrail stanchion spacing
      • Fuel tank and air reservoirs moved 1" to 1.5" rearward
      • Revised exhaust stack
  • Added in Lettering and Logos section:
    • KCS lettering (large hood letters)
    • MKT logo and numbering

2020-02-04

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • CR #6381 (EMD SD40-2)
    • DTI #224 (EMD GP38-2)
    • GTW #5836 (EMD GP38-2)
    • LN #8158 (EMD SD40-2)
      • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
      • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
      • Gap from seam to middle hood doors shortened by 0.75"
      • Middle hood doors shortened by 0.25"
      • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
      • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
      • Revised roof fan hatch
      • Revised radiator intake grills (CR #6381 and LN #8158 only)
      • Revised exhaust stack (CR #6381 only)
      • Added missing bell (LN #8158 only)
      • Revised paper air filter housing (DTI #224 and GTW #5836 only)
  • Added in Lettering and Logos section:
    • EJE logo
    • LSRC lettering and numbering
    • SBD logo

2020-02-03

2020-02-02

2020-02-01

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • CN #2501 (GE Dash 9-44CWL)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • CSXT #1524 (EMD GP15T)
      • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
      • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
      • Middle hood doors narrowed by 0.25"
      • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
      • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
      • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on first engine room door
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • GE Dash 9-44CWL (CN left-side view)
      • Revised dynamic brake vents
      • Corrected line glitch in handrail behind cab
  • Added in Lettering and Logos section:
    • CSXT logo and numbers

2020-01-30

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP35 drawings (NW versions)
      • Replaced all-weather cab window (as-modified) with standard window (as-built)
      • Added awning (Phase 1a1 and 1a2 versions only)

2020-01-29

2020-01-28

2020-01-27

2020-01-25

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 1 GE U30B drawing (SLSF Phase 2g1 left-side view)
    • 1 GE U30C drawing (BN 5824-5833, 5929-5938 left-side view)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • GE U18B, U30B, U30C, U33C, U36B and U36C left-side views (Phase 2g1 and earlier units)
      • Revised hood doors behind cab
    • All GE U23C, U30C, U33C and U36C right-side views
      • Corrected line glitch on brake chain pipe
  • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
    • GE U18B, U23B, U30B, U33B, U36B Phases
      • Divided Phase 2g into 2g1 and 2g2
    • GE U23C, U30C, U33C, U36C Phases
      • Divided Phase 2g1 into 2g1 and 2g2
      • Changed Phase 2g2 to 2g3

2020-01-24

2020-01-20

2020-01-19

2020-01-18

2020-01-16

2020-01-15

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 3 GE Dash 9-44CW drawings (BNSF Phase 2a versions)
    • 2 GE ET44C4 drawings
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • AA #2373 (EMD GP39-2)
      • Revised center hood door spacing
      • Revised hood behind cab
      • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
      • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on first engine room door
    • CN #5570 (GMD GP38-2(W))
      • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
      • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
      • Gap from seam to middle hood doors shortened by 0.75"
      • Middle hood doors shortened by 0.25"
      • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
      • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
      • Revised roof fan hatch
      • Front right traction motor cables and air piping moved 0.75" to 1" rearward
      • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on cab sub-base door and first engine room door
      • Revised paper air filter housing
    • CN #9511 (GMD GP40-2L(W))
      • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
      • Front section of hood lengthened by 1"
      • Gap from seam to middle hood doors shortened by 0.75"
      • Middle hood doors shortened by 0.25"
      • Increased height of bottom of hood doors
      • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
      • Revised roof fan hatch
      • Front right traction motor cables and air piping moved 0.75" to 1" rearward
      • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on cab sub-base door
      • Revised radiator intake grills
      • Revised exhaust stack
    • CREX #1328 (GE ES44AC)
      • Thinner side handrails

2020-01-14

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • GE ES-series drawings (most AC versions and Phase 2e DC versions)
      • Revised grabirons behind cab (all left-side views)
      • Revised wide handrail stanchions (Phase 2e and later versions)
      • Thinner side handrails (Phase 2f2 and 2g versions)

2020-01-11

  • Updated the Drawing Accuracy and Locomotive Dimensions pages
    • Added more information about the drawing scales and how to obtain dimensions from the drawings
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 EMD GP38AC drawings (SOU version)
      • Added stepwell lights
      • Lowered flag holder (right side)
    • 2 EMD GP38-2 drawings (SOU Phase 1b2 left-side views)
      • Revised speed recorder
  • Corrected numbering for GE ES44C4 drawings (BNSF Phase 2f versions)
  • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
    • EMD GP38, GP39, GP40 Phases
    • EMD GP38-2 Phases
    • EMD GP40-2 Phases
    • EMD SD38-2, SD40-2, SD45-2 Phases
    • GE ES Series Phases
      • Minor wording revisions
    • EMD SD70M-2, SD70ACe Phases
      • Added production dates

2020-01-10

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 EMD GP40X drawings
    • 5 EMD SD40X drawings
  • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
    • EMD/GMD GP28, GP35 Phases
    • EMD SD28, SD35, SDP35, SD40X Phases
      • Added more information about GP40X and SD40X test-beds
    • EMD SD38, SD39, SD40, SD45 Phases
      • Added introductory text describing model history
      • Added transition from SD35 to SD40
      • Added more references

2020-01-09

2020-01-05

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD GP39-2, GP39X and GP59 drawings
      • Revised center hood door spacing
      • Revised hood behind cab
      • Blower duct widened by 1" (GP39X)
      • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
      • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on first engine room door
    • All EMD SD50, SD60, SD60M and SD60I drawings
      • Revised center hood door spacing
      • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
      • Revised hood behind cab (SD50 and SD60 right-side views only)
  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • EMD SD60M, SD60I

2020-01-04

  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • GMD SD40-2(W)

2020-01-03

  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • EMD F40PH, F40M-2F, F45, FP45, SDP40F, SDF40-2, SD60MAC
    • EMD SD70ACe (CSXT, EMDX, MRL and UP versions)
    • EMD SD70M-2 (all versions)
    • GMD F40PH-2D, SD50F, SD60F
  • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
    • EMD SD70M-2, SD70ACe Phases
      • Separated Phase 2a into 2a1 and 2a2

2020-01-02

  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • EMD SD70ACe (BNSF, FXE and KCS versions)

2020-01-01

  • Changed drawing links to arrows representing different sides (instead of multiple model names with an asterisk for right-side views)
  • Revised Website Building section
    • Added "User Interface" subsection
  • Revised Site History section
    • Added toggle option to show/hide screenshots of past versions of the site

2019-12-31

  • Made minor changes in shape of green navigation bar and white menu tabs (border radius percent rather than px)
  • Significantly revised layout and simplified presentation of Photos section (in page displaying photo search results)
    • Clarified page numbers and range of displayed images
    • Moved sort feature to table header and options to immediately above table (allowing for removal of numerous sort/options links previously at the top right of the page)
    • Moved number/type/date information to the left of images instead of below
    • Changed default presentation from images to text-only
  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 15 GE U30C drawings (BN versions)
    • 3 GE U33C drawings (BN versions)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 GE U23C drawings (LSI version)
      • Revised intakes under radiators (paper to oil bath air filters)

2019-12-30

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 GE U36C drawings (ATSF left-side views with Rockwell trucks)
      • Removed redundant truck casting lettering
      • Revised truck casting holes
  • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
    • GE U18B, U23B, U30B, U33B, U36B phases
      • Added minor details and dates for Phase 2d
    • GE U23C, U30C, U33C, U36C phases
      • Converted to tabular format
      • Added introductory text describing model history
      • Added production dates for all phases
      • Added references

2019-12-29

  • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
    • GE B23-7, B30-7, B30-7A, B36-7 phases
    • GE C30-7, C30-7A, C36-7 phases
      • Added introductory text describing model history
      • Added production dates for all phases
      • Added references

2019-12-28

2019-12-27

2019-12-12

2019-11-02

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 10 GE ES44AC drawings
      • CN, CREX, KCS, NS and UP Phase 2g versions (all except UP version previously grouped with Phase 2f2 versions)
    • 1 GE ES44C4 drawing
      • BNSF Phase 2g right-side view
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 GE ES44AC drawings (IAIS Phase 2f2 version)
    • 3 GE ES44C4 drawings (BNSF late Phase 2f2 left-side view, FEC version)
      • Changed from Phase 2f2 to 2g
  • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
    • GE ES-series phases
      • Added Phase 2g