Archive for the ‘History’ Category

An Interview With Pops

Posted on October 7th, 2015, by Michael Rountree

I just found out about this:

An archive of interviews with surviving (at the time) RPO clerks, compiled by the National Postal Museum.

A Norfolk And Western Font

Posted on May 4th, 2012, by Michael Rountree

Norfolk Southern has decided to paint several new locomotives in “heritage” schemes, harking back to the fallen flags that played a role in the mergers that became today’s carrier. If you’re wanting to play along, you might wish to re-create the corporate look of the N&W of the 1960′s, as NS has done with its spiffy blue heritage unit. If you want to work with that Dulux Yellow and Blue scheme, one thing you need to know is what font to use for that crisp, san-serif lettering style they used.

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Evolution of a Paint Scheme

Posted on May 19th, 2011, by Mike

I have had a lot of fun tinkering with my road’s paint scheme, coming up with a number of iterations. Rather than try to narrow it down to one, however, I invented a history that explains the development of the schemes over time. The Norfolk & Western, as spartan as it was, also went through a series of schemes, with passenger equipment painted distinctly from the freight. So why not the WP&P?

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Route Map

Posted on April 13th, 2010, by Mike

This is the overall route of the WP&P, which combines the real-world routes of the Winchester & Western and the South Branch Valley.

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