Rail Awareness in Nevada

Blog posts April 2022

Unusual Cargo Transported By Train

Have you ever been out by the tracks and thought to yourself, "Wow, I never knew they transported that by train?"

Below are a few examples of unusual cargo that has been shipped by train.

Airline Parts

The Boeing company regularly ships parts of planes by rail between the manufacturing plan…

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Defect Detectors

 In an article by Robert S. McGonigal, defect detectors along the tracks are explained in detail.
(The article may be found at Defect detectors | Trains Magazine)

An Amtrak train en route from Milwaukee to Chicago on Canadian Pacific’s double-track main line hurtles by a metal cabin and some trac…

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Big Boy 4014 Returns - Sparks, Roseville, Portland & Boise

World's Largest Steam Locomotive 'Big Boy No. 4014' Returns to the Tracks to Celebrate 160 years of Union Pacific

OMAHA, NEB., APRIL 11, 2022

Union Pacific's famed Big Boy No. 4014 is set to return to the tracks this summer for its “West Coast Steam Tour.” Kicking off June 26 from Cheyenne, …

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Freight Car Placement in a Train

This article taken from Gateway NMRA by John Carty

We have all seen this before. You visit a beautiful miniature layout overflowing with detailed scenery and eye-catching vignettes. The track work functions impeccably. Then comes the train around the bend: a perfectly detailed Mikado followed by…

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