Tagged

Graffiti is an unfortunate but absolutely necessary aspect of modeling today's railroads. Since The Hills Line is firmly set in the modern era, tags are ever present on buildings, bridges, and rolling stock. Fortunately the process is made easier thanks to some readily available commercial products. Blair Line's laser-cut decals come in a wide variety … Continue reading Tagged

Evidence of Things Not Seen

The prototype Hills Line is a combination of the CRANDIC Railway's original interurban line between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Rock Island's ex-BCR&N line that ran between Elmira and Iowa Junction, Iowa. Both lines are well past the century mark, and therefore littered with railroad relics. I knew from the outset that … Continue reading Evidence of Things Not Seen