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2024-05-18

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 9 GE ES44AC drawings (CP Phase 1c1 and 1f1 versions; UP Phase 1c1 through 1e versions)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • GE ES44AC drawings (UP Phase 1f1 through 2b versions)
      • Cab numberboards
    • GE ES44AC drawings (Phase 1f1 and earlier versions)
      • Removed small bolted panel between dynamic brake intakes (right side)

2024-05-16

2024-05-14

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 127 Bruce Chapman photos (George Matheson collection)
      • 55 photos from 1995
      • 72 photos from 1996

2024-05-03

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 237 Bruce Chapman photos (George Matheson collection)
      • 83 photos from 1993
      • 154 photos from 1994

2024-04-24

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 291 Bruce Chapman photos (George Matheson collection)
      • 75 photos from 1990
      • 114 photos from 1991
      • 102 photos from 1992

2024-04-20

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 137 photos from 2024-04-18
  • Revised in Photos section:
    • Re-processed photos (adjusted exposure and cropped as needed)
      • 2007-08-19 through 2007-11-30
      • 2006 (all dates)

2024-04-19

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 6 photos from 2007-01-14
    • 3 photos from 2007-01-24
  • Revised in Photos section:
    • Re-processed photos (adjusted exposure and cropped as needed)
      • 2007-01-02 through 2007-07-06
      • 2015-03-31

2024-04-15

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 41 George Parks photos (George Matheson collection)
      • 3 photos from 1998
      • 23 photos from 1999
      • 15 photos from 2000

2024-04-10

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 118 George Parks photos (George Matheson collection)
      • 1 photo from 1994
      • 15 photos from 1995
      • 21 photos from 1996
      • 81 photos from 1997

2024-04-06

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 85 George Matheson photos
      • 1 photo from 1996-03
      • 7 photos from 1996-04
      • 6 photos from 1996-05
      • 9 photos from 1996-06
      • 6 photos from 1996-07
      • 5 photos from 1996-08
      • 14 photos from 1996-09
      • 1 photo from 1996-10
      • 3 photos from 1996-11
      • 1 photo from 1997-05-17
      • 4 photos from 2001-01
      • 7 photos from 2001-03
      • 2 photos from 2001-04-15
      • 2 photos from 2001-05-17
      • 5 photos from 2001-06
      • 3 photos from 2001-07
      • 1 photos from 2001-10-12
      • 8 photos from 2001-12

2024-04-05

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 20 George Matheson photos
      • 1 photo from 1998-02
      • 2 photos from 1998-08
      • 4 photos from 1998-09
      • 1 photo from 1999-03
      • 2 photos from 1999-05
      • 2 photos from 1999-07
      • 8 photos from 1999-09-28

2024-04-04

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 61 George Matheson photos
      • 11 photos from 2014
      • 6 photos from 2015
      • 16 photos from 2016
      • 18 photos from 2017
      • 10 photos from 2018

2024-03-30

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 69 George Matheson photos
      • 2 photos from 2010-03
      • 11 photos from 2010-04
      • 2 photos from 2010-05
      • 1 photo from 2010-06
      • 6 photos from 2010-07
      • 3 photos from 2010-09
      • 2 photos from 2010-10
      • 2 photos from 2011-06
      • 3 photos from 2011-08
      • 1 photo from 2012-03
      • 5 photos from 2012-05
      • 4 photos from 2012-06
      • 7 photos from 2012-07
      • 1 photo from 2012-08
      • 6 photos from 2012-09
      • 2 photos from 2012-10
      • 1 photo from 2012-11
      • 3 photos from 2013-01
      • 2 photos from 2013-02
      • 2 photos from 2013-03
      • 2 photos from 2013-04
      • 1 photo from 2013-05

2024-03-28

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 62 George Matheson photos
      • 7 photos from 2006-02
      • 1 photo from 2006-03
      • 3 photos from 2006-04
      • 2 photos from 2006-05
      • 1 photo from 2006-06
      • 1 photo from 2006-07
      • 2 photos from 2006-09
      • 3 photos from 2006-10
      • 4 photos from 2007-04
      • 1 photo from 2007-06
      • 1 photo from 2007-07
      • 2 photos from 2007-08
      • 2 photos from 2008-09
      • 3 photos from 2009-05
      • 2 photos from 2009-06
      • 11 photos from 2009-07
      • 13 photos from 2009-08
      • 3 photos from 2009-09

2024-03-26

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 10 George Matheson photos
      • 5 photos from 2005-06
      • 2 photos from 2005-07
      • 2 photos from 2005-08
      • 1 photo from 2005-11

2024-03-25

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 28 George Matheson photos
      • 3 photos from 2005-01
      • 19 photos from 2005-02
      • 6 photos from 2005-03

2024-03-24

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 31 George Matheson photos
      • 5 photos from 2004-03
      • 1 photo from 2004-05
      • 3 photos from 2004-06
      • 1 photo from 2004-07
      • 1 photo from 2004-09
      • 18 photos from 2004-10
      • 2 photos from 2004-12

2024-03-23

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 89 George Matheson photos
      • 1 photo from 2002-05
      • 12 photos from 2002-06
      • 6 photos from 2002-07
      • 4 photos from 2002-08
      • 14 photos from 2002-09
      • 1 photo from 2002-10
      • 5 photos from 2002-12
      • 2 photos from 2003-01
      • 1 photo from 2003-02
      • 5 photos from 2003-03
      • 3 photos from 2003-04
      • 11 photos from 2003-05
      • 3 photos from 2003-07
      • 1 photo from 2003-11
      • 1 photo from 2003-12
      • 1 photo from 2004-01
      • 18 photos from 2004-02

2024-03-11

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 29 George Matheson photos
      • 19 photos from 2000-02
      • 10 photos from 2000-03

2024-03-09

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 13 George Matheson photos
      • 13 photos from 2000-01

2024-03-06

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 30 George Matheson photos
      • 1 photo from 1998-05
      • 8 photos from 1998-07
      • 2 photos from 1998-08
      • 6 photos from 1998-10
      • 3 photos from 1999-08
      • 6 photos from 1999-09
      • 1 photo from 1999-10
      • 3 photos from 1999-12

2024-03-05

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 83 George Matheson photos
      • 6 photos from 1999-01
      • 25 photos from 1999-02
      • 12 photos from 1999-03
      • 3 photos from 1999-04
      • 2 photos from 1999-05
      • 1 photo from 1999-07
      • 6 photos from 1999-08
      • 2 photos from 1999-09
      • 3 photos from 1999-10
      • 3 photos from 1999-11
      • 1 photo from 1999-12
      • 1 photo from 2000-01
      • 3 photos from 2000-04
      • 1 photo from 2000-05
      • 1 photo from 2000-10
      • 1 photo from 2000-12
      • 3 photos from 2001-02
      • 1 photo from 2001-03
      • 2 photos from 2001-05
      • 1 photo from 2002-04
      • 3 photos from 2002-05
      • 1 photo from 2002-06
      • 1 photo from 2002-12

2024-03-04

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 5 photos from 2024-02-27
  • Added in Photos section:
    • 22 George Matheson photos
      • 8 photos from 1997-09
      • 13 photos from 1997-10
      • 1 photo from 1997-11

2024-03-02

2024-02-24

2024-02-10

2024-01-30

2024-01-29

2024-01-28

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 4 EMD SD50 drawings (CO/SBD Phase 2a2 and 2c versions)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD SD50 drawings
      • Corrected minor glitches in wheel bearings, left side traction motor cables, and left rear coupler cut lever
      • Handrail stanchion spacing
      • Hood door and radiator intake height
      • Rear hood door widths
      • Shorter walkway blower duct (left side)
      • Narrower step plate behind cab (right side)
      • Added wind deflector behind cab side window (BO version only)

2024-01-26

2024-01-25

2024-01-22

2024-01-21

2024-01-20

2024-01-11

2024-01-09

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
    • SLR #806 (EMD RM-1)
  • Revised in Locomotive Descriptions and Phases section:
    • ALCO/MLW C-420, C-424, C-425
      • Combined C-424 and C-425 pages (previously separate)
      • Added C-420 phases
      • Corrected / expanded C-424 and C-425 phases
      • Added general history and model descriptions
      • Added references
    • ALCO/MLW FA, PA series
      • Consolidated model descriptions into first section, with second section only describing phase and production details
      • Expansion of model histories and description of 244 and 251 series engines
      • Converted FA-2 phases to tabular format
      • Added description and phases for PA-1 and PA-2
    • ALCO/MLW RS-2, RS-3
      • Additional details describing 244 series engine

2024-01-04

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP11 drawings (except CRR versions)
      • Nathan P-series horn dimensions
    • EMD GP40-3 and RM-1 drawings (right-side views)
      • Removed central hood doors (RM-1 only)
      • Corrected handrail glitch on back of cab (SLR 3804 and 804-806 only)
  • Added "What's New" archive from 2001-2005 (pieced together from the Wayback Machine)

2024-01-03

2024-01-01

2023-12-31

2023-12-30

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 MLW RS-3 drawings (PGE 572)
  • Revised in Locomotive Descriptions and Phases section:
    • ALCO/MLW FA series
    • ALCO/MLW RS-2, RS-3
    • ALCO RS-11
    • EMD GP30
    • EMD GP28, GP35
    • EMD GP38, GP39, GP40
    • EMD GP40-2
    • GE B32-8, B39-8, Dash 8-40B
      • Revised toggle system for showing illustrations
      • Added comparison illustrations with previous model (GP40, GP40-2)
    • EMD GP40X
      • Added illustrations of all variations

2023-12-29

2023-12-28

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 MLW RS-3 drawings (PGE 573-575)
  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP38-3 drawings (versions with P-series horns)
    • EMD GP39X drawings
    • EMD GP40 drawings (IC, RI and SSW versions)
      • Nathan P-series horn dimensions
    • EMD GP40 drawings (Phase 2c left-side views)
      • Bottom latch on second hood door

2023-12-27

2023-12-24

2023-12-23

2023-12-21

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • ALCO RSD-12 drawings (except SP version)
      • Truck brake cylinders
    • MLW RSC-14 drawings
      • Truck brake cylinders, brake rigging and sand lines

2023-12-18

2023-12-17

2023-12-15

2023-12-14

2023-11-28

2023-11-25

2023-11-22

2023-11-21

2023-11-20

2023-11-12

2023-11-11

2023-11-09

2023-11-08

2023-11-02

2023-10-30

  • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • 2 Thrall 3250 cu-ft hopper car drawings
  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • Thrall and Trinity covered hoppers

2023-10-25

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP35 drawings (CEI, RI, SP and SSW versions)
    • EMD GP38 and GP38AC drawings (LN and SOU versions)
    • EMD GP38-2 drawings (CNW, LIRR, LN, RI, SOO and SOU versions)
      • Nathan P-series horn dimensions
    • EMD GP38 and GP38AC drawings (Phase 2c left-side views)
      • Bottom latch on second hood door

2023-10-23

2023-10-22

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • ALCO C-420 and C-425 drawings (NW versions)
    • ALCO RS-11 and RS-36 drawings (NW and SP versions)
      • Nathan P-series horn dimensions

2023-10-21

2023-10-17

2023-10-16

2023-08-30

  • Added in Photos section:
    • 5 photos from 2023-08-21 (Exporail)
    • 70 photos from 2023-08-17 (Exporail)

2023-08-20

2023-08-19

2023-08-18

  • Added Drawing Parts and Components page
  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • EMD SD40-2 (UP versions)
    • EMD SD40-2S
    • EMD SD70M

2023-08-17

  • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
    • EMD SD40-2 (SOO versions)
    • Bulkhead flatcars
    • Centerbeam flatcars

2023-08-16

2023-08-12

2023-08-09

2023-07-18

2023-07-17

2023-07-11

2023-07-10

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • All EMD/GMD GP7 through GP20 series drawings (right side views)
      • Moved latches under radiators from 2nd to 3rd door from long hood end