IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! Share your team track photos here!

Team tracks are a vital part of day to day real railroad operations.  Virtually every kind of freight car can be off/on loaded on a team track.  MOW equipment can be handled on team tracks and even some passenger type cars too. 

This week on the Free State Junction Railway's Mountain Division a damaged 4 bay hopper car has been set out on the siding.  The car was one of several involved in a derailment about 4 miles up the line.  The dispatcher ordered the car be set out here on the Danlilu Crossing team track so car dept crews could get the car in shape to make it the 157 mile journey to the Port Chesapeake Car Repair Shop. 

A B&O dockside switcher did the honors of pulling the car to this destination at a steady 10 mph.   FSJR Car Dept. supervisor estimates the car should be able to make the journey tomorrow after crews make the necessary temporary repairs.  

I actually bought this Weaver 4 bay hopper for $5.OO on the Bay.  It was heat damaged....  hense the warped ends and mid section.  Thinking  this car, with a some weathering,  would be a great specimefor TTT ....   so I weathered the car Sunday ( always BIG fun! ) and took these photos.   Again demonstrating one of many ways a team track can be utilized.  

So show your team track photos here.  We'd love to see them!  Everyone's welcome to participate.... from those with museum calibre layouts to folks with a simple loop of track with an undesignated spur or siding.    The purpose of this thread is to inspire one another and to keep our layouts looking fresh by regularly changing team track scenes ... just like the real railroads.    Thanks for stopping by the TEAM TRACK!  Have a wonderfully fun and creative week!!IMG_6320IMG_6321IMG_6325IMG_6351IMG_6324IMG_6319IMG_6332IMG_6339IMG_6345IMG_6348IMG_6276IMG_6294IMG_6278IMG_6283IMG_6305IMG_6366

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Wow Patrick, that sure is one messed up hopper. That must have been some derailment. I'm surprised they let that car travel at 10 MPH. Walking speed might have been more appropriate. Great weathering by the way. 

This week, with everyone in the clear, we see a shipment of sheet steel being unloaded for delivery to nearby steel fabrication factory...

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One down, and the chains are being removed...

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Now ready for the next one...

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Sure Frank- anything you want to share from your beautiful layout is fine by us.

Patrick- I can't believe someone actually sold that car. Sure made for a neat project. Sometimes we strive for such perfection we forget that real railroads deal with stuff like this every day.

Another great scene Mark.

Bob

Meanwhile, over in Plasticville...

Little abbrail:

The people of Plasticville bought a Street Sweeper. It was delivered to the Team Track. They wanted to save money so they ordered the kit and will work together to build it. The Euclid brothers are good at building things. They will do most of the building.

ttt-lego

 

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My apologies for being a day late. These are some photos of unloading a box car on the large display layout we built at our former store several years ago.

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Great photos everyone!!  

Randy - no need to apologize for being late.  Posting any day of the week is just fine!  Nice photos btw!!  That layout at your former store was super!!

Mark - Love those steel slabs!! Where did you get them? Great scenes!!  Thanks for the comment about the weathering job on the hopper!

Brian - thanks for wonderful real team track photos!!  Interesting photos of team tracks on traction railways.  Always such a treat to see what you come up with each week!!

Frank - fabulous pics!  Always love pics from you layout!!

Abrail - You got me on the Big Boy.  I was expecting a locomotive!

Little Abrail - I hope that sweeper came with instructions. LOL!

RSJB 18 - Thanks for your commentary.  Always appreciate you stopping by the TEAM TRACK!!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to take a gander of what's happening on the TEAM TRACK.  See you next week on TTT!  Have a wonderfully creative and fun week!!

 

trumptrain posted:

Great photos everyone!!  

Randy - no need to apologize for being late.  Posting any day of the week is just fine!  Nice photos btw!!  That layout at your former store was super!!

Mark - Love those steel slabs!! Where did you get them? Great scenes!!  Thanks for the comment about the weathering job on the hopper!

Brian - thanks for wonderful real team track photos!!  Interesting photos of team tracks on traction railways.  Always such a treat to see what you come up with each week!!

Frank - fabulous pics!  Always love pics from you layout!!

Abrail - You got me on the Big Boy.  I was expecting a locomotive!

Little Abrail - I hope that sweeper came with instructions. LOL!

RSJB 18 - Thanks for your commentary.  Always appreciate you stopping by the TEAM TRACK!!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to take a gander of what's happening on the TEAM TRACK.  See you next week on TTT!  Have a wonderfully creative and fun week!!

 

Patrick, those steel plates are ridiculously easy to make. It's just painted card board with some powdered graphite rubbed over it to give it that metallic sheen.

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