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Review: Peter’s Railway Holiday at Lunan Bay

A review of Peter’s Railway Holiday at Lunan Bay By Christopher Vine   Just released by Christopher Vine is his latest offering in his “Peter’s Railway” series of paperback books. This one is subtitled Holiday at Lunan Bay and is the ninth in the series. The storyline is geared to the ages of 6-12 years and follows [...]

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Review: Starting in Steam

A review of Starting in Steam – An Introduction to Live-steam Model Railroading By Scott E. McDonald, Carl Weaver and staff   There are an extraordinary number of publications – from the 1830s to the present day – that describe the use of steam for propulsion ranging from traction engines to steamboats; from factory engines to railroad [...]

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Review: The Fire Burns Much Better

A review of The fire burns much better… By J.J.G. Koopmans by Neil Knopf   The second edition of J.J.G. Koopmans’ scientific treatise is now available for all serious students of the steam locomotive, particularly those interested in combustion engineering. The author delves deeply into the intricacies of reliable and economical firing of steam locomotive boilers. Stationary steam [...]

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Walt Disney Family Museum All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains, on view from November 13, 2014 through February 9, 2015. This comprehensive exhibition explores the influence that railroading had on Walt Disney’s life and work. It also tells the story of how his railroading legacy lives on to this day [...]

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