Podcast: Episode 4 - locomotives and elevateds and junctions, oh my!

John Bull in 1893John Bull, train and crew in 1893. Photograph by Will P. Cook from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

In this episode, we take a look through history for the bulk of the content. We start with a "biography" of one named steam locomotive that operated in the United States during the early days of railroading, and that you can still go see today. We follow that with a 1904 Edison recording called "Interrupted Courtship on the Elevated Railway", and then another excerpt from Randy Garnhardt's clinic "Interesting Junctions." In the Modeler's Moment, we review a few techniques to keep your model railroad locomotives operating well.

Cleaning diesel wheels

Cleaning the wheels on a diesel locomotive.

Cleaning drivers

Cleaning the drivers on a steam locomotive.

Cleaning tender wheels

Cleaning the tender wheels on a steam locomotive.


Listen to Episode 4