Trailer Trains (TTX)
For July the program will feature the History of the Trailer Train by Curt LaRue. TTX was originally founded in 1955 by the Pennsylvania Railroad (predecessor to Conrail), the Norfolk and Western Railway (predecessor to Norfolk Southern), and Rail-Trailer Corporation.
6,000 Pennsylvania Railroad employees entered possible names in a drawing for the new company, and the name "Trailer Train" won. Trailer Train's original goals were to standardize TOFC railcar practices, foster the growth of transportation, provide its members with the best available equipment at the lowest cost, and keep its members abreast of new developments. In 1991, the company changed its company name from Trailer Train to TTX.
The contest this month is "Non-Revenue Cars". Bring out your best!
The meeting will be at 2pm on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Greene County Historical Society in Xenia (MAP)
Note date change to avoid conflict with National Convention in Cleveland.
Video Library Update!
The division's video library contains over 250 titles, available to Division 3 members. Titles include Allen Keller Great Model Railroads series, modeling "how-to" videos, and prototypes railroads broken out by category to make them easier to find. New titles will be added during the year. These VHS tapes, DVDs, movies and books are available, but must be reserved through the Division 3 Librarian.
New items will be posted on the Division 3 Video Library web page as they are added. To view a complete list of titles and links to product descriptions and reviews, go to the video index (CLICK HERE).
Two New DVD Releases
We have added two new DVDs to our collection.
- The California Western Railroad (Pentrex)
- The Imperial Valley Sugar Beet Trains (Pentrex)
The contests at our monthly meetings have been becoming more popular. We are getting several terrific entries in the various categories. Some folks like to enter, some just to look and judge. In any case, if you go to the contest page and click on the monthly category for a past contest, it will take you to a table of the winners, complete with links to the photos when available.
For a look at June's winners, visit our Contest page.
July contest will be Non-revenue Cars! Lots of fiddle room there, so we hope to see some great models and photographs.
J. Hedge, editor of the Call Board, has repeated his call for articles and material for publication in the Division newsletter. Anything relating to Division activities, model railroading or railfanning is acceptable. J. has suggested that a series on "Pikes in Progress" would be interesting. If you have done work on your layout and have photos, etc., share them with J. Writing for the newsletter is an excellent way to accumulate points for the "Author" category in the Achievement Program. See details at http://www.nmra.org/education/achievement/ap_author.html
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