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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Father’s Day on the Feather River!

Hey There! Wow, I thought I had blogged about the convention, but it seems that I posted it on my Facebook page instead. Sorry about that!  Let me tell you about my Father’s Day Special up the Feather River Canyon. It was a ‘trip of a lifetime’ for me and now, in looking back, was…

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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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Latest On The Track

What They Say:

J.Wallace

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

D.K.

Aside from the quality, creativity and originality, you are to be commended for your ongoing commitment to this (GAC) series, and all of your series of trains over a period of so many years.  There is always something to look forward to. Keep up the great work!’ D. K.

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.

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.

Jeff B.

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

G.N.

As a retiree of the Walt Disney Company I look forward to upcoming releases of the Disney Family Museum and Disneyland series.  Keep up the excellent work!

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.

Bill S.

That car is about the greatest thing I’ve ever seen in N scale!  Excellent work!

R. M.

Lowell, I just want you to know – you make this hobby fun!