Author Archives: Fred Hill


Can you believe it has been eight weeks since restrictions were put into place!   The Original Whistle Stop has continued to thrive through it all … mainly due to its exceptional customers – high online store traffic – curbside pick-up option and due to continuing products being shipped! We recently received some new …. Tangent […]

The Pacific Fleet is in!

  The Pacific Fruit Express Fleet …  that is.   The PFE R-30-12’s have arrived and are available in three paint schemes.   We have filled all the “Special Orders” but still have some left …call the store for specific availability as quantities are limited. (626-796-7791) (They will be leaving the station soon … as they get ready […]

Model Railroading is “steaming back to life” during the coronavirus pandemic

A story recently reported April 5 by CNN.  When Larry Ginsberg began working from his New Jersey home last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, he never expected a faint smell of smoke and the sound of a roaring locomotive to emanate from his basement. The sound and smell were from a beloved model train set […]

Store may be closed – but sales continue as normal …

Due to the restrictions on non-essential businesses, we have closed the “Retail” operations on Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. This does not mean we are closed for operations! We are receiving NEW products daily, have a full inventory and the shelves are stocked! Phone-Orders, Mail-orders and Internet Sales continue as normal. Fred is in the store from 10 am […]