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!
It’s all about the story…
I have been asked, “Have you always loved trains?” The response is, “Yes ever since I can remember.” I have memories of being small and having Grandma come to visit us in Chico, CA by way of the Shasta Daylight. There are also photos of me in Gerber, CA standing on the platform of a bay-window…Read More »
American Freedom Train on the Blues
For most it’s a life dream to build a model railroad. For the past 25 years one of my rail buddies, Keith Schaber, has been building his Union Pacific Blue Mountain Division. Built on two levels, with operating signals and many sidings, a train will take a real 50-plus minutes to go from one end to the…Read More »
Office Car Special Power!
Here is something different. I have set up to do a survey and would love to get your opinion. The Norfolk Southern’s Office Car Special has it’s own special power of F units. Running the complete train the units are run in A-B-B-A configuration. I have chosen the InterMountain Railway’s F7 for this as they…Read More »