Monday, June 29, 2009

Railworks by RailSimulator.com

RailfanX - This new simulation looks pretty cool. We'll be downloading it and playing with it while on vacation :) review to follow shortly.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

MTH Electric Trains - HO trains that do more





























RailfanX - The MTH HO 2009 v2 catalog has just been released. This one is going to hurt... They have The NYC ESE and 20th Century passenger trains as well as a very nice B&O 2-8-2 with 13 matching hoppers. These new metal MTH HO steam engines have great detail and incredible sounds for their size. The fact that they have the best puffing smoke I've seen in HO just puts them over the top. I can't wait to get my hands on these. MTH is just getting started in HO, but they are at the top of my list already.

Friday, June 12, 2009




















RailfanX - Saw this awesome photo and wanted to share it.

YouTube - Cabride Tour of an N-scale Layout

RailfanX - Cool video I found on Youtube. You get to ride in the engine on a giant N scale layout. The camera glitches a little bit, but it is definitely worth a look.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

CSX Transportation and PSEG Power Bring Ultra-Low Emission Locomotives to New Jersey

Trenton, NJ - June 9, 2009 - CSX Transportation (CSXT) and PSEG Power met this afternoon with state and local officials at the Trenton Transit Center to unveil new ultra-low emission GenSet locomotives to be operated in New Jersey.

The GenSet locomotives, manufactured by National Railway Equipment Company, reduce nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions by 80 percent and can create carbon dioxide emissions savings of approximately 50 percent by monitoring engine idling and switching to "sleep" mode after a period of inactivity.

RailfanX - Read the rest of the article on the CSX website HERE

Monday, June 8, 2009

Ohio Rail Tourism Association









RailfanX - Cool site with links to museums and tourist railroads in Ohio.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Model Railroader Press books on the way to RailfanX


RailfanX - Have these on order and will review them as soon as they arrive. Iaan Rice is my favorite layout designer and Lou Sassi's fisrt book on Model Railroad Scenes is FANTASTIC! I can't wait for Vol. 2.

New book from MRP

Model Railroader Magazine Pressroom



RailfanX - New MR Press book. Have this one on order. Will update when it arrives. Prices is $21.95

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hello World. This is a test SMS update to RailfanX. I will use this to update from Railfest 09.

The UK gets a brand new steam locomotive

The UK gets a brand new steam locomotive

RailfanX - Check out the BBC video of this impressive new steam locomotive

MSNBC - Top 10 reason to take the train

MSNBC - Top 10 reason to take the train

RailfanX - It's about time that people in this country start looking at riding the train again. Here in Ohio we have a new Cleveland-Columbus-Cincinnati passenger service that will start soon. The renewed investment in rail is one of the few good things to come from the Stimulus package IMHO.

Pentrex - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Passenger Train



RailfanX - Pentrex makes great videos and this one looks like a winner too. We hope to be able to visit the Cumbres & Toltec someday, but for now we settle for ordering the Pentrex video. Enjoy the preview.