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Through the woods

Using trees to create view breaks and set a mood

Kitbashing a Conrail C30-7A

If your model railroad has a signature locomotive, you might have to make it yourself

Digging into N scale

Some modelers put dirt on their layout; this one put his layout on dirt

Also in this issue:

ON TRAINS.COM, pg. 6
The latest features on our website

FROM THE EDITOR, pg. 8
Spanning the Great Divide

RAILWAY POST OFFICE, pg. 12
Letters from our readers

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 14
Hobby industry news

ASK MR, pg. 20
Tracking changes in railroad practice

REHAB MY RAILROAD, pg. 24
Building Cargill Salt, part 2

DCC CURRENTS, pg. 46
Upgrading entry-level DCC systems

PRODUCT REVIEWS, pg. 48
HO scale EMD SD60M from Athearn Genesis, Tangent Scale Models HO 40-foot combination-door boxcar, and more

ON OPERATION, pg. 54
Operation made simple

TRACKSIDE PHOTOS, pg. 56

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AND CARTOON, pg. 65

TRAINS OF THOUGHT, pg. 66
Rolling stock as scenery