Trains in the yard, ready to move out......
FrankM (Please excuse me if you have seen any of this previously. I'm just getting the trainroom ready for sharing it at Christmastime, and have been reminded, as I've been working, of some features I have found satisfying through the years.)
Great variety this week A couple of the club layout last year with MTH Premiere Scale Texas Special - a strikingly handsome locomotive!
A WM "odd couple" - an FA2 and F3 rumbles past the station on track one.
A lone C&O U23b with a string of "oil cans" eases by on track two.
walt rapp posted:
Awesome old picture of your Cannonball set. I'm planning a visit with my dad in a few weeks, I hope to find some old photos with me and my trains from the mid 1970s.I
MAINT / Rich, A delightful array. Thank you!
Maint Rich, Likewise on Frank’s comment! Those are excellent!
Ralph, Yes an odd couple, but our favorite WM! Looks great!
Can't get enough of your wonderful layout. Makes me wish I were 1 1/2 inches tall so I could explore it on foot!
What a super thing to say, Hal ! Thank you very much. That was fun to read.
M.T.H. Premier DETROIT & MACKINAC modern 50' box car and Weaver ANN ARBOR PS-2-CD 3-bay covered hopper.
When your son at 7 am asks if we can run the Polar Express, we run the Polar Express
Southbound North Western on old CGW track made the stop in Gladbrook and picked up loaded 40’ boxcars just came off from Conrad Sub.
NYC #999 out on a photo excursion run...
caught up with it coming into town, taking on more coal and water...
Engine No. 999
Built at the West Albany yards of the New York Central Railroad in 1891, and the famous engine which drew the Empire State Express (beginning in 1891) for many years. In 1903 Engine 999 drew a train at a speed of 32 seconds for one mile, which stood as a record for ten years.
No. 999 preserved on static display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
Here’s a photo reposted from Instagram. It’s a 1936 Willy’s 77 Sedan with the City of San Francisco Streamliner.
Yup, my favorite place to go. I usually spend most of my time yapping instead of looking at things. Took a while to get my Niagara because it was hiding. He had to get Krissy to come find it.
Going through my files and found this old map.
You can ride a bicycle from Pittsburgh, PA to Hagerstown MD and a bit further. Connellsville, PA is a transition from P&LE RR to Old western Maryland, Connellsville Extension RR. Continental Divide, the small village of Deal. All down hill to Washington DC or Baltimore. C&O Canal Path trail is dirt, but a parallel Western Maryland bike trail, is paved.
Between Deal and Frostburg MD is the big Savage Tunnel.
Nice place...lots of fun!!
It looks great, Andy!!!
Speaking for myself, Andy, that project deserves a thread to itself with updates, how you did it, products used, and vendors. More work for you, for sure, but adds soooo much more value to your readers/viewers. (If there is a thread for this project already, please accept my apology, and direct me to it.)
Thanks Mark! Thank you for the kind words Carl. I'll go into more detail tomorrow, but for now I can direct you to my build thread where you can follow along from benchwork, to today, which includes additional projects I've completed. Here's the link: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...ad-oyster-bay-branch
As requested, here is an expanded version of the build. https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...-and-co-meat-packing
Thanks for the suggestion! Enjoy.
The post to the link has been fixed. Sorry for the goof.