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!

Zephyr Stop in Glenwood Springs: Journey from the Past

Zephyr Stop in Glenwood Springs – Mike Danneman’s Journey from the Past… Our train charter this past February was a great journey back in time. Riding the classic railcars of the California Zephyr really is traveling in style. My friend Mike Danneman, who is an amazing rail photographer, artist and model railroader, came along for part…

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What are you doing for Fathers Day?

Welcome to the new year! 2015 is shaping up to be another great year with lots of exciting new announcements, special run,s and private rail tours! I’m excited to have you all be a part of it. Coming up this June, Barb and I will be hosting a day-trip through the Feather River Canyon in…

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CZ Durango Private Rail Car Charter Trip leaves everyone wondering: When is the next trip!

[twocol_one] [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last] Our October rail charter to Denver and Durango was a trip of a lifetime!  We left in the middle of October hoping that the fall leaves would show their splendor and we were not disappointed. We traveled Donner Pass, Soldier Summit, Gore Canyon, Glenwood Canyon, Beyer’s Canyon, Moffatt tunnel and down the…

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Barb & Lowell’s next great rail adventure!

As you read in a prior blog post, we had an amazing train trip last summer when we chartered California Zephyr cars and headed across the country to attend the 2013 National N Scale Train Convention in Milwaukee WI. The trip was everything we wanted it to be, and as a vote of assuring confidence, many…

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Lowell and Barb Smith

Silver Smith Tour 2013 recap

A trip of a lifetime is one way to describe our Silver Smith Tour of 2013. Our private rail cars traveled on the California Zephyr, The Empire Builder, and The Coast Starlight circling our wonderful country through the Rockies, the plains, the Cascades and back home. The Silver Lariat (The Silver Smith) dome car, The…

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What They Say:

Jeff B.

Keep up setting the bar high and providing a product that exceeds expectations.

R. K.

You are in my book one of the very best.

K.

I am looking forward to many more releases in the new year. I stayed up really late on Christmas to talk to Santa when he came by our house. I asked him for an n-scale SP&S 700, and he said that was out of his league and I’d better call you.

George H.

Blunt End Observation is a GRAND SLAM! I’ve wanted this car for ages but never figured out a good way to kitbash it.

R.L.

Ferdinand Magellan is great! This really fits your mission of offering significant cars that otherwise wouldn’t be produced.

D.

“You have no idea how excited I am about these cars . . .”

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.

G.D.

Lowell, thanks to you and your company SP&S modelers (myself included) are having a much easier time modeling the North Bank Road. Thank you for your hard work!

K.

My kids absolutely love the Christmas cars! The C.K. Holiday, along with the Carolwood and Disney cars makes a wonderful Christmas train. It made many a loop under our tree this year.

R.M.

You know I’m always looking forward to the next release and its arrival with great anticipation. I treasure my Lowell Smith Signature collection.