Monthly Archives: November 2017




I have had nothing but trouble decalling my Pacific Electric SW1 into Tiger Stripes. The letters and numbers, no issues, though the stripes, well, it must have been old decals. They tore and folded over onto themselves. As for the loco, I named her Tigger, since there was only one […]

Tigger is done!



I was recently given a copy of a 1976 Southern Pacific SPINS (Southern Pacific Industrial Numbering System), which is a track map given out to train crews. I was originally looking at it for more information about the old Pacific Electric Santa Monica Airline when my eyes were drawn to Culver […]

Looks like a model railroad…..


As many of you know, I am basing the Playa Desnuda branch of the Pacific Electric on the Santa Monica Airline. Former Southern Pacific Brakeman/Conductor Steven Phares used to work on the old Airline back in the 1970’s. He was kind enough to share a copy of the 7/10/1976 SPINS […]

I was given some cool research material…