River City Modelers in Spokane is having a operating session tomorrow morning, and people are welcomed to come and watch (or be suckered into being a brakeman). So I still need to post the photos of the second train I ran during the last session on the 16th, train #302 (I think that was it), a Jefferson to Eastern road freight with some work enroute. I used my pair of SP GP9E's for power. I really do love these units for switching work!
Just out of Jefferson crossing the Whiskey Creek Gorge.
Dropping a car at a Columbia Transfer in Elsie. No doubt a carload of booze for the bars that serve the loggers and quarry workers of this region.
A westbound counterpart train was holding the siding and can be seen leaving in the distance. I will have to work off the mainline picking up cars in Cedar Springs.
Down in the yard at Cedar Springs picking up a string of empty flatcars.
Power and the pickup is back on the train. After a set and release, I'm taking off in a hurry just as the Philmont Turn eases down toward the yard in Cedar Springs.
Golfers are making obscene gestures as I storm past the back 9.
Dropping down the grade past the paper mill in Philmont
Passing through River City as evening closes in on the town.
Dropped the train on Arrival 3 at busy Easton Yard. Will run around the caboose and tie up for the day.
Ted Curphey Cheney, WA Engineer on the Washington Eastern RR
Atlas (Ex-Branchline) 40' 1944 AAR Boxcar Kit, using the 4/4 ends and Murphy Panel roof as the prototype used in the 1947 build. These cars were rebuilt in 1966, I found pictures of these without the running board, so I finished it without and cut down ladders on the other side of the car. Car was painted with Scalecoat II ATSF Red paint and then lettered with Dan Kohlbergs decals for these rebuilt cars. Car was assigned to flour loading out of Jackson, MI and was to be returned there when empty.
Athearn ACF 2970CF Covered Hopper kit, painted with Scalecoat II CNW Green paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. These cars were used for sand or cement loading and could be found nationwide, I have a picture of these cars in Reading,PA.
Rapido FL9's with a passenger train on the Strongsville Model Railroad Club layout.
Thanks for looking!
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Post by valenciajim on Dec 9, 2019 11:01:24 GMT -8
I was in Nashville last week and there were two General Lees that I saw--one at the Willie Nelson Museum and the Opryland. The color is a much more reddish orange. Having said that, I still think the photo is cool. Also is it possible that the lighting conditions made the color of the models appear lighter than they really are? Great model in any event!