Well Hello F.E.F fans, yet another week has passed and this one was a "doozy" ! We have been more or less trapped in the house by heavy ice and frozen snow since last Friday...finally today it looks like it will get above freezing and melt a little.
Mark Strittmatter - compliments on your winter scenery. The roads and hills as you have modeled them are incredibly realistic looking as if covered in snow and ice. Wonderful job!
LeapinLarry...Glad you got that UP Rotary Plow on the way from Tenn...it needs to reach us here on the Leonardtown and Savannah (L&S) . Today I am going to show you a few of the UP trains that are tied up on the L&S just waiting for you to clear the lines !!
First is our passenger queen with her consist ready to depart from the depot to Chicago as soon as the lines north are cleared. Its the Lionel 2023 UP Alco PA from the 50th Anniversary Set. Offered in this color scheme in '50-'51 .
Next is a short freight, just ready to move to the Port of Savannah once they get the switches unfrozen. Power today (its a heavy consist) is dual Marx Alco S3 UP 1998 switchers ready to move down the line past Old Fort Jackson and deliver the goods to Savannah Wharf.
Of course we have our longer trip freight held up as well. Here an older dual M10005 diesel consist has been pressed into service to move freight away from the Port and get it moving to market. This is the Marx M10005 AA unit from 1948-1950.
Finally, our UP passengers leaving the south to return to Denver and the west are under the care of another but more recent M10005 Unit, she is pulling her articulated passenger consist and anxious to depart in order to remain OT. She is resplendent in her Silver, red and blue livery, very appropriate for "Presidents Day".
Happy F.E.F everyone! Have a great weekend and stay warm!