RPO Newsbag

This is the Lowell Smith Signature Series and RailSmith blog, (or perhaps it's better called, ‘stories around the caboose stove’). Either way, bookmark this page for updates as they happen and check back regularly!

Thankful!

Every year at this time we pause to reflect the past year, and often the cumulative years, of what has brought us to this point in life.  We have so much to be thankful for, but this year I am extra grateful. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago, and this past April underwent…

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For the Love of Trains

I often get asked “where do you get these ideas”?  Well, if you know me, it’s not a short answer. Nor is it a simple response. But like most of you, I have always loved trains. As you might know, I’m a railroad modeler. I love to build the miniature world and operate the trains…

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Latest On The Track

What They Say:

Charlie S.

Thank you for producing such well researched quality offerings.

D.K.

I am speechless!  The AFT Showcase car is everything I hoped it would be; and more.

B. Kutch

Love your 3-rail O Scale Atlas Woodside Reefer series. Looking forward to future issues.

K. Lyons

I want to be like you when I grow up!

D.G.

Nothing better than receiving that white box from Lowell Smith.

K L

What a trip! We had a great time- exceeded our expectations by a mile. The Silver Lariat was simply stunning. A gem on the rails. The scenery and weather were perfect. The delays were not an issue for us at all. All just a good days work on the railroad! Thank you for all the…

M. Magliaro

I received my #99 business card in the mail today. It looks superb. Thank you for another wonderful job. You are really filling a niche.

Rick S.

Every new release from your Signature Series gets me revved up for the rails.

J. Arenas

Wow… You made my dream come true with the CK Holiday! I am a great admirer of your work.

J.Wallace

AFT is a real dream come true for me. Thanks for all your hard work!