Dec 30, 2022
Good morning from cloudy and MILD Norttheast Ohio!!!!!!
Here is what I got done this week!
First up is another of my kitbashed NYC 2-Bay Hoppers out of 100 Ton 3 Bay Hoppers, painted with Scalecoat II Black Paint and lettered with Mark Vaughn's decals. In the 1960's the NYC converted about 5,000 old 50/55 Ton 2 Bay Hoppers into 65 Ton 2 Bay Hoppers. At some point many of the hoppers were relettered from NYC to TOC (Toledo and Ohio Central) on a random basis and suspose it was done for financial bonding reasons. By the way the T&OC was the source of NYC coal traffice in the Southeast Ohio and West Virginia Coal Fields. Oh, and the date of 73-3-66 is accurate base on photographs of the prototype.
Next is a Kadee 50' DDR PS1 Boxcar, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red #2 and lettered with Mask Island Decals. The DT&I ordered 300 of these cars for auto parts service in 1953 and used many of them until the 60 and 86 cars started to appear in the mid 1960's. This car is a repaint of the original as it is in the "We Have the Connections" Compass scheme.
A pair of Athearn DT&I GP40-2's with a general freight led by XLI's and RBL's for the Campbell Soup plant in Napoleon, OH.
Thanks for looking, and have a Happy New Year!
Happy New Year All! I hope it is a good one for you and yours!
Burlington rules! Interesting hopper, cool boxcar. Frisco rules! Unusual switcher. Happy New Year to all of you.
How did this happen Called, working on the railroad I know, not your normal picture for this area? Thought I would post something different? It's different alright, and a mess!
BTW, it's possible I fried a Remote Switch Machine, cause someone decided to hook it up before reading the instructions. That would be me It had been awhile, obviously!
I'm assuming the switcher you're referring to is the one in Wolf's photo. Looks like a GE 70 tonner.
New Years Day in Carlin, Nevada - An engineer and conductor who spent last night here at their away terminal, walk out to meet their assigned west bound freight which they will take on to Sparks. Railroads are 24/7/365 operations and like thousands of other railroaders, they are spending another holiday away from family to keep the country moving.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
On a winter morning, the Northern Pacific No. 2216 prepares to lead the Stampede Express out of Oban Station ... The sun light illuminates the snow-capped Olympic Mountains off in the distance...
Western Maryland F3A locos (Athearn Genesis) in the circus paint scheme lead a coal drag past an B&O RDC (Proto 1000) at Leiperville Union Station.
Self explanatory, an early photo of the then new #11.
Thanks for the idee . . . .Mr. Moose
Taking on water....
Now that's wild life!
Got that right, wow!
Happy New Year! May 2023 not be the train wreck 2022 was...