A guide to Rutland RS-3s

When the Rutland dieselized in 1951-52, it created an image that became a classic for 1950s railway enthusiasts. The Rutland chose three diesels to modernize with: Alco RS-1, Alco RS-3, and the GE 70-tonne switcher. […]


What to model?

One of the goals with my new layout is to build the towns as modules that could then be disconnected and moved. This way, in the event we move from our present home, I don’t […]

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Plenty of work in Malone

This chart from Robert Nimke’s book “The Rutland, 60 years of trying, volume 6” shows how busy the Rutland was in Malone in the 1950’s. I model 1957, specifically because it was a peak, the […]



Recently a member of the Rutland-VRS Yahoogroup asked about the timetable from the Rutland for the line that I am interested in.  Employee Timetables are great for deciphering what operations occurred where and what special […]