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VIGNETTES ALONG THE BRANCH LINE  

A storybook tour through time and scale along our sectional O Scale 2 Rail Longmont Terminal & Northern Model Railway. Photography by me, modeling by several of us of the http://coloradooscale.org 

These are all 1/48 scale O scale models 

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WELCOME TO THE CITY OF LONGVIEW  

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Early Spring snow near downtown Longview on Railroad Avenue. 

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Railroad Avenue 

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US85 fresh snow on Long's Peak

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Pratt Street 

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Along US 85

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johnson's Mobil Service, have a Coke!

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US 85

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Railroad Avenue 

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Railroad Avenue and West Main Street

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Corner of East Main and Pratt Street. The First Bank Grain Exchange Building

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Main Street downtown Longview 

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The Charred Rib Steak House 

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Johnson's Service and the newly built McDonald's Hamburger Drive In. 

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The Shapiro Building fine apartments and Clothiers

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Youth cruising the west end of Longview on US85

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RURAL BOULDER COUNTY

 

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Colorado Front Range farm

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Pumpkin harvest found on one of the many farmers market stands 

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Detouring Rio Grande Prospector 

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Bountiful gardens 

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M68 with a heavy northbound manifest 

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Local with fuel oil, heating oil, and kerosene immediately behind a Rio Grande Consolidation 

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Local manifest frieght passes by a cornfield nearing harvest

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Concrete Stave Silo

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Farmers market 

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Preparing for harvest 

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 Some of the business and customers along the Branch Line 

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Longview Mill and local Royal Baking Powder distribution 

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Coaling tower that will soon be in use on the railroad 

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I sincerely hope you enjoyed this tour through time and scale of our sectional model railroad the Longmont Terminal & Northern Branch Line 

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CONNECTING LINES WITH NEIGHBORING CLASS 1 RAILROADS

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the High Plains Route

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My original "Vignettes Along the Branch Line" thread was really drifting off course and I felt it lost its purpose so I combined the last several months posts into one photo album. I am still building this story and will continue adding to it. I do appreciate comments you've all made and hope you still find enjoyment in this. Thanks OGR this is a fun place. 

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Last edited by Erik C Lindgren

While on the subject of snow and inclement weather how about this...

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In the 1940's Santa Fe E6 #12L with the Chief connecting service for Denver heavy in head end businsss blasts through a typical March blizzard. 

 

The model is a Key Model Imports E6 ATSF #12L. Pecos River Brass Fishbelly 70' baggage is also pictured on the Longmont Terminal and Northern layout. 

It is too bad the resolution on the uploads is so low. This was a huge file.. I could host off OGR; I would rather not. 

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pennsynut posted:

Superb modeling. You are blessed with such artistic and photographic skills and no detail is too small to include. Thanks for posting the great photos.

Thank you fellas, all that cold snow makes me want to warm things up a bit with some classic Alco PA action on the Moffat near Leyden Siding, next stop Denver Union Station with today's California Zephyr. Well maybe not today; more like early Spring 1955 or 1956. 

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Track speed between Rocky and Arvada is roughly 40-45mph... I think #6001 is hitting it pretty close to that mark.

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