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@Railrunnin posted:

Ken, those are two very cool offerings.

The MTH MTA Work Switcher from many years ago is still one of my favorites - this one looks just as nice.

Is the SBK a fantasy scheme or an actual RR (Maybe the one serving car floats?)

Paul

The South Brooklyn Railway is a wholly owned subsidiary  of the New York City Transit system  They gained ownership in 1940 when the BMT lines were integrated with the City;s IND and the competitor IRT lines  This is a map of the Brooklyn area in the 1940's

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The SBK is in blue and ran from Coney Island Yard at Ave X and Mcdonald   The tracks ran down the middle of Mcdonald ave to Kensington and then ran below what was the Culver line later to become the Culver shuttle El  Everything from 5th ave to Ave X has been abandoned and covered up

The YArd at 39th street is still there and interchanges with what is now the NYNJ railroad  ( Ex BEDT, ex New York Dock, ex NY Cross harbor and ex Bush terminal railway. ) Most subway cars that were delivered in the 1970's and 80's were floated across NY Harbor from the Greenville , Lehigh Valley, or Erie Lackawanna car floats in New Jersey.  They were transferred to SBK and ran on the rails down McDonald ave to Coney Island Yard.  39th street Yard is now used mostly to transfer scrap cars to be floated to New Jersey or museum pieces being moved somewhere   The SBK didnt have car floats but the interchange roads did

The SBK owns two engines  N1 and N2 and it now goes from the West End line at 5th avenue ( D Train ) down to the waterfront   The engines are GE 70 tonners and have worn a few different paint schemes   Kens paint scheme is a true one that was one of the earlier ones but they have never owned MP15-s as they wouldnt fit in the tunnels as delivered  You can see in the pic of the real engine that the roof of the cab was lowered significantly   These are pics of two Williams 70 tonners that I had custom painted   

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Here is the real engine that a friend of mine shot at the 39 st yard in the 1970's

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