All about the wonderful Marx Trains and Toys

marx trains

Louis Marx and the Marx Toys company flourished a lot during their operational years, to the point where back in the 1950s, they were the biggest toy company in the world! They produced everything from tinplate buildings, toy soldiers, toy dinosaurs, mechanical toys, toy guns, action figures, dolls, dollhouses, toy cars as well as manufacturing … Read more

Top 10 Christmas Train Sets for Under The Tree in 2021

Christmas Train Sets

This post was updated in October of 2021 to include some great new Christmas train sets to help update your setup!  We’re not really sure HOW Christmas train sets under the tree got started, but we’re all for it! As a kid, nothing really beats the magic of Christmas morning, opening presents and spending time … Read more

EMD SW1500 – A great Switcher Locomotive

EMD SW1500

The EMD SW1500 is the most powerful locomotive in the SW series from General Motors. It is not a locomotive for intercity travels. Rather it is seen in stations and terminals doing carriage switching jobs. The history of the EMD Sw1500 The EMD SW1500 is manufactured by General Motors. General Motors had started its manufacturing … Read more

The importance of the P42 in Modern Railroading


The exceptional locomotive, the P42, is one of the most well-known locomotives designed for passenger service. Even though this Genesis type is extremely rare, it has left an indelible mark on railroad history in North America. Let’s have a look at this fascinating Genesis series. The History of the P42 In the 1980s, Genesis was … Read more

GE Genesis AC4400CW – the First AC-Traction Diesel Engine Locomotive


The AC4400CW- GE Genesis is the locomotive that comes to mind first when you think of a locomotive with a single, high-powered AC-traction diesel engine. This locomotive, built by none other than GE, is one of North America’s most commercially successful AC-traction diesel locomotives. Let’s have a look at this article to learn more about … Read more