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2022-05-13

  • Updated in Colours section
    • BNSF orange (changed to RGB values actually used in the drawings)

2022-04-18

2022-04-12

2022-04-07

2022-04-02

2022-03-31

  • Shortened breadcrumb navigation and removed it from high-level pages

2022-03-30

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD SD70, SD70I, SD75I, SD70MAC, SD70M-2 and SD70ACe drawings
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Corner handrail end plate attachment points
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • KCS #4040 (EMD SD70ACe)
    • UP #8424 (EMD SD70ACe)
      • Coupler cut levers
      • Corner handrail end plate attachment points
    • DWP #5904 (EMD SD40)
    • SLSF #923 (EMD SD45)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (SLSF #923 only)
    • DWP #3600 (ALCO RS-11)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot end handrail

2022-03-29

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD SD39 and SD39 drawings
    • EMD SD40, SD40A, SD45 and SDP45 drawings (Phase 2 versions)
    • All GMD SD40 and SD40-2 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)

2022-03-26

  • Updated Links section
    • Added numerous pages I frequently visit but neglected to include previously
    • Simplified link text (linking from title instead printed URL)

2022-03-23

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All ALCO RS-11 and RS-36 drawings
    • All MLW RS-10, RS-18 and RSC-14 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot end handrail
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (NYC, PRR and SAL RS-11 versions)

2022-03-21

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD GP9, GP18 and GP20 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Corner step height increased by 2" (except GN GP20 versions)
      • Footboard height increased by 1.25" (except GN GP20 versions)
      • Revised coupler carrier / draft gear
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)
    • All EMD SD35 and SD40X drawings
    • EMD SD40 and SD45 drawings (Phase 1 versions)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)
    • All six-axle GE Universal series drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Cab window gaskets
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)

2022-03-20

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 4 EMD SD45-2 drawings (ATSF 5705-5714)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD SD38-2 and SD45-2 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Revised ribs on blower duct
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions
      • Changed horn from Leslie S-5T to Nathan P3 (LN SD38-2 only)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • BN #8004 (EMD SD40-2)
    • BNSF #8010 (EMD SD40-2)
    • CBNS #3366 (EMD SD40-2)
    • CN #5250 (GMD SD40-2(W))
    • CR #6381 (EMD SD40-2)
    • LN #8158 (EMD SD40-2)
    • MKT #621 (EMD SD40-2)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Revised ribs on blower duct (left side views)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)
      • Changed horn from Leslie S-3K to Prime PM-990 (BN #8004 only)

2022-03-19

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD SD40-2 drawings (all except ATSF, BN, BO, MKT and MP versions)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Revised ribs on blower duct
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (versions with Leslie horns)
    • All GMD SD40-2(W) drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points

2022-03-18

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD SD40-2 drawings (BN, BO, MKT and MP versions)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Revised ribs on blower duct
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (MKT versions only)
      • Changed horn from Leslie S-3K to Prime PM-990 (BN versions only)
      • Changed horn from Leslie SL-3L to Prime PM-920 (MP versions only)

2022-03-17

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD SD40-2 drawings (ATSF versions)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Revised ribs on blower duct
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions

2022-03-16

2022-03-15

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP30 drawings (versions with Leslie horns)
    • GE 4-axle Universal series drawings (versions with Leslie horns)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions
    • All MLW M-420 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever thickness and height

2022-03-13

2022-03-12

2022-03-11

2022-03-10

2022-03-09

2022-03-08

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 ALCO FA-1 drawings (generic version)
    • 4 ALCO FA-2 drawings (BO versions)
    • 2 ALCO FB-1 drawings (generic version)
    • 4 ALCO FB-2 drawings (generic versions)
    • 2 ALCO PA-1 drawings (ATSF version)

2022-03-04

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • ALCO C-425 drawings (except NH version)
    • All ALCO C-430 drawings
    • All MLW C-424 drawings
      • Redrawn cab face (revised dimensions and nose/roof contours)
      • Cab sides moved rearward by 0.5"
      • Front/rear hood ends moved inward by 0.25"
      • Hood length reduced by 0.75" (length removed in 4 doors under exhaust stack)
      • Coupler cut lever thickness and height
      • Added pilot grabirons (except EL C-425, RDG C-430 and MLW C-424)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (except NW C-425 and MLW C-424)

2022-03-03

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • ALCO C-424 drawings (BRC versions)
    • ALCO C-425 drawings (NH version)
      • Redrawn cab face (revised dimensions and nose/roof contours)
      • Cab sides moved rearward by 0.5"
      • Front/rear hood ends moved inward by 0.25"
      • Hood length reduced by 0.75" (length removed in 4 doors under exhaust stack)
      • Coupler cut lever thickness and height
      • Added pilot grabirons (C-424 only)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions (C-425 only)
    • EMD GP38-2 and GP40-2 drawings (versions with Leslie horns)
    • EMD GP38-3 drawings (FWWR 2004-2005)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • BO #1977 (EMD GP40-2)
    • CR #1630 (EMD GP15-1)
    • CR #3400 (EMD GP40-2)
    • SLR #3008 (EMD GP40-2)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions

2022-03-02

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP28, GP35, GP38, GP38AC and GP40 drawings (versions with Leslie horns)
    • EMD GP15-1 drawings (CNW, CR and SLSF versions)
    • EMD GP39-2 drawings (ATSF and BN versions)
      • Horn manifold and back cap dimensions
    • EMD GP15-1 and GP15AC drawings (MP versions)
      • Changed horn from Leslie S-3L-R to Prime PM-920

2022-03-01

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • MLW FPA-4 and FPB-4 drawings
      • Minor side ladder changes
      • Carbody roof vent location (left side)
      • Added bolts to end diaphragm (as-built versions only)
      • Headlight casing and nose door (FPA-4 only)

2022-02-18

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • MLW FPA-4 and FPB-4 drawings
      • Increased bottom of underframe height
      • Relocated and revised traction motor cable brackets
      • Lowered side grills and upper carbody panels
      • Adjusted cab, window and nose proportions
      • Roof hatch positions
  • Revised in Locomotive Dimensions and Measurements section:
    • MLW FPA-4 dimensions
      • Added additional dimensions taken from ALCO mechanical drawings

2022-02-12

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 16 photos from 2019-06-21 (Elgin County Railway Museum)
    • 2 photos from 2020-06-02

2022-02-11

2022-02-10

2022-02-08

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP38-3 drawings (FWWR versions)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Dynamic brake housing dimensions and shape (except FWWR #2005-2006)
      • Added missing portion of #2 (left side) and #3 (right side) traction motor air ducts (except FWWR #2005-2006)
    • All EMD GP15-1, GP15AC and GP15T drawings
    • EMD GP38-2 and GP40-2 drawings (all Phase 2-3 versions)
    • EMD GP39-2 drawings (except MKT version)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Revised ribs on blower duct (except CNW and SLSF GP15-1 variations, and SOO GP38-2 #4451-4452)
    • All GE 4-axle Universal series drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts
      • Cab window gaskets
      • Added missing rear flag bracket (some CO, LN, NYC and PC variations)
      • Revised dynamic brake grids (Phase 1b through 2b3 versions only)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • BO #1977 (EMD GP40-2)
    • BO #4331 (EMD GP40-2)
    • CR #1630 (EMD GP15-1)
    • CR #3400 (EMD GP40-2)
    • CSXT #1524 (EMD GP15T)
    • DTI #224 (EMD GP38-2)
    • DTI #6419 (EMD GP40-2)
    • GTW #5836 (EMD GP38-2)
    • SOO #4452 (EMD GP38-2)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Revised ribs on blower duct (left-side views)
    • FWWR #2000 (EMD GP38-3)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Dynamic brake housing dimensions and shape
      • Added missing portion of #3 traction motor air duct
    • CSXT #1896 (GE U18B)
    • PICK #9508 (GE U18B)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail and step bolts

2022-02-07

2022-02-05

2022-02-04

2022-02-03

2022-02-02

2022-01-31

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD/GMD GP30 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Added missing portion of #2 (left side) and #3 (right side) traction motor air ducts (versions with Blomberg trucks)
      • Corrected minor transparency glitch with front truck traction motor air ducts (right side, versions with Blomberg trucks)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • RI #342 (EMD GP40)
    • SP #6640 (EMD GP35)
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Dynamic brake housing dimensions and shape (SP #6640 only)
      • Added missing portion of #2 traction motor air duct (SP #6640 only)
  • Revised the Website Building page (minor revisions and additions)
  • Added old vs. new 1:18 EMD GP40 drawing comparison in Drawing Accuracy page

2022-01-29

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD/GMD GP28 and GP35 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Dynamic brake housing dimensions and shape
      • Added missing portion of #2 (left side) and #3 (right side) traction motor air ducts (Phase 1a-1d versions with Blomberg trucks)
    • All EMD/GMD GP38, GP38AC and GP40 drawings
      • Coupler cut lever and pilot details
      • Corner handrail end plate / stairwell attachment points
      • Revised ribs on blower duct (Phase 2c-3 versions only)

2022-01-21

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • Most EMD SD70ACe and SD70M-2 drawings
      • Added missing portion of brake levers near brake cylinders (except versions with HTSC trucks)
      • Corrected line glitch above cab nose door (right side)
    • GE C39-8E (NS left-side view with Rockwell trucks)
      • Corrected line glitch on speed recorder cable
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • UP #8424 (EMD SD70ACe)
      • Added missing portion of brake levers near brake cylinders

2022-01-20

2022-01-18

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 5 EMD SD75I drawings (CN versions)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • Most EMD SD70MAC drawings
      • Access panels on bottom corners of nose (except BN Phase 1a version)
      • Axle bearing adapters on trucks (except BN/BNSF Phase 1a through 1d versions)
      • Added missing portion of brake levers near brake cylinders

2022-01-15

2022-01-14

  • Converted site from http to https
  • Updated in Drawings section:
    • Combined 1:28 and 1:14 drawings into a single page
    • Combined 1:36 Road vehicles, Lineside Structures and Equipment into a single page; updated page code

2022-01-12

2022-01-09

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • AMT #526 (EMD F59PH)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD F59PH and F59PHI drawings
      • Carbody door and panel height
    • All GE ES44AC, ES44C4, ET44AC and ET44C4 drawings
      • Added numberboard latches (Phase 2b and earlier ES-series versions)
      • Added numberboard seam (Phase 2c and later ES-series versions and ET series)
      • Cab door window height (except CN, UP and some NS versions)
      • Corrected line glitch on right front / left rear traction motor air duct (versions with Hi-Ad trucks only)
      • Added missing sight glass under right side radiators (most Phase 2f-2g ES-series versions)
      • Added EOT holder behind fuel tank (left side; CREX versions only)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • CREX #1328 (GE ES44AC)
      • Added numberboard seam
      • Cab door window height
      • Corrected line glitch on front-most traction motor air duct
    • GOT #522 (EMD F59PH)
      • Carbody door and panel height
  • Added in Lettering and Logos section:
    • AMT logo and lettering (as on F59PH)

2022-01-08

2022-01-07

2022-01-05

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 6 EMD GP38-2 drawings (SOO Phase 2c and 3b versions)
    • 2 EMD SD40-2 drawings (MP Phase 2b2 version) - completed in 2020 but not uploaded
    • 7 GE Dash 9-44CW drawings (BNSF Phase 2g and 2h versions)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP38AC drawings (SLSF left-side views)
      • Corrected line glitch in sand hose ahead of fuel tank
    • EMD GP38-2 drawings (PW right-side views)
      • Changed air filter housing from early to late version
    • EMD SD40-2 drawings (MP Phase 1c2, 2b1, 2b2 and 2c1 versions)
      • Added end handrail chain
    • GMD SD40-2 drawings (CP Phase 2d1 version)
      • Corrected line glitch on winterization hatch
    • GE AC4400CW drawings (BNSF, CEFX, KCS, SP and UP versions with cab-mounted numberboards)
    • GE Dash 8-40BW drawings
    • GE Dash 8-40CW and Dash 8-41CW drawings (ATSF versions)
    • GE Dash 9-44CW drawings (ATSF, BNSF and SP versions)
      • Added numberboard latches
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • BNSF #5601 (GE AC4400CW)
      • Added numberboard latches
  • Added in Lettering and Logos section:
    • SOO logo and numbers

2022-01-04

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 7 GE Dash 9-44CW drawings (BNSF Phase 2d2, 2e and 2f versions)
  • Revised in Locomotive Descriptions and Phases section:
    • All sections with phase detail illustrations
      • Extended page body to full width to expand illustrations
      • Converted from separate images to toggle image display
    • EMD GP38, GP39, GP40 Phases
      • Added Phase 2b illustration
    • ALCO RS-11 Phases
    • EMD SD28, SD35, SDP35, SD40X Phases
    • EMD SD38, SD39, SD40, SD45 Phases
      • Added phase detail illustrations

2022-01-03

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 EMD GP8 drawings (Phase 4b version) - completed in 2014 but not uploaded
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD GP8, GP9, GP10, GP11, GP18 and GP20 drawings
      • Larger roof lift rings
      • Added lift rings around dynamic brakes
      • Added lift rings on short hood (high short hood versions only)
      • Removed grabiron behind rear fan (GP9 and GP18 only)
      • Exhaust stacks (GP9 and GP18 only)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • ICG #8719 (EMD GP11)
      • Larger roof lift rings
  • Revised in Locomotive Descriptions and Phases section:
    • EMD/GMD GP7, GP9 Phases
      • Added introductory text
      • Converted phases to tabular format
      • Refined EMD GP7 Phases to include sub-phases
      • Added GMD GP9 phases
    • EMD GP30 Phases
    • EMD/GMD GP28, GP35 Phases
      • Minor updates and additions to description text
  • Added revision history for EMD GP8 drawings

2022-01-01

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • APA #97 (MLW C-424)
    • CP #4237 (MLW C-424)
      • Revised hood lettering (APA #97 only)
      • Hood roof panels and hinges
    • DWP #3600 (MLW RS-11)
      • All long hood components moved rearward (radiator fan by 1.75", radiator intakes by 1", hood doors and center hood section by 0.75")
      • Cab moved rearward by 0.5" and lengthened by 0.5"
      • Battery box and short hood side doors/grabirons moved rearward by 0.25"
      • Side handrail stanchion spacing
      • Cab sub-base door and hinge spacing
      • Pilot plate
      • Corrected too-short latch on hood door under air intake/intercooler
      • Hood roof panels, hinges and exhaust housing

2021-12-30

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All ALCO RS-11 and RS-36 drawings
      • Hood roof panels, hinges and exhaust housing
      • Removed extra bolt around radiator intakes (except Phase 1a RS-11)
    • All ALCO C-424, C-425 and C-430 drawings
    • All MLW C-424, M-630 and M-636 drawings
      • Hood roof panels and hinges
  • Added revision history for ALCO C-424, C-425 and C-430, and MLW C-424

2021-12-29

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All MLW RS-10S, RS-18 and RSC-14 drawings
      • All long hood components moved rearward (radiator fan by 1.75", radiator intakes by 1", hood doors and center hood section by 0.75")
      • Hood roof panels, hinges and exhaust housing
      • Cab lengthened by 0.5"; moved rearward by 0.5" (RS-10S, PGE RS-18) or 0.25" (RS-18, RSC-14)
      • Battery box and short hood side doors/grabirons moved rearward by 0.25" (RS-10S, PGE RS-18)
      • Cab sub-base door and hinge spacing
      • Cab sub-base door latch locations (PGE versions only)
      • Footboards and pilot plate (except Phase 2c versions)
      • Removed extra bolt around radiator intakes

2021-08-01

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All ALCO RS-11 and RS-36 drawings
      • All long hood components moved rearward (radiator fan by 1.75", radiator intakes by 1", hood doors and center hood section by 0.75")
      • Cab moved rearward by 0.5" and lengthened by 0.5"
      • Battery box and short hood side doors/grabirons moved rearward by 0.25"
      • Side handrail stanchion spacing
      • Cab sub-base door and hinge spacing
      • Footboards and pilot plate
      • Corrected too-short latch on hood door under air intake/intercooler (left side only)