Photographs of N scale Unit Trains

Colonel Apr 2, 2003

  1. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm interested in seeing who runs unit trains on their layout and what type. I run lots of grain trains, spine / impack cars, log car and cement unit trains.

    Here are a few pics, comeon guys let see who else runs unit trains on their layouts. If anybody need pics posted email them to me.

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  2. thomas

    thomas TrainBoard Member

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    Good looking layout you have there Paul. I often dream of layouts like the one you have, and unfortunately that's all they'll ever be. So just looking at what you have there allows me to dream again and hopefully take my mind off things that I can do nothing about. Great work.
    Thomas
     
  3. Hoss

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    I intend to run unit trains once I get my layout built. I'm thinking a couple of coal trains, an intermodal or two, a grain train...and whatever else I decide that I want to see running around my layout.
     
  4. SD75MAC

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    I run long container trains - 30-35 units. Also a trailer, auto rack and coal. Then 20 'railers and a long Amtrak.

    No photos yet. Still learning how to work this digicam.
     
  5. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Colonel Sir!:

    I've done unit coal trains before, with 40-50 Precision Masters hoppers. I don't think I've got any photos, though. This kind of op can be a bear, though, because you have to renumber (at the least) almost every car.
     
  6. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize TrainBoard Member

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    Dat looks marevolous!
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    Someday I to will be running long trains.
    I'll be most likely retired by den, but I'll vill. :( :rolleyes: [​IMG]
     
  7. William Cowie

    William Cowie TrainBoard Member

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    Paul,

    Nice layout you have there! [​IMG]

    I don't have a big enough layout to run unit trains at home but at our club I run the following unit trains:

    Coal: 70 cars (when nobody's looking)
    Intermodal: 60 container wells/cars (this number is expanding as I'm getting 10 Alan Curtis wells ready)
    Tankers: 40
    Autorack/trailer combo: 40 cars/platforms
    RoadRailer: 20 (Swift)

    Running long trains is the biggest single reason I chose N scale (and joined a club). I guess it shows, huh? [​IMG]

    I have a recent picture of the coal train I emailed to you so you can post it.

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    William

    [ 04. April 2003, 08:07: Message edited by: Colonel ]
     
  8. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    William, as you have worked long and hard on those well cars, I hope to see a photo of them when completed and in service ;)
     
  9. William Cowie

    William Cowie TrainBoard Member

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    You mean you expect that to happen before your retirement? ;)
     
  10. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    william,

    I have posted the picture for you, it sure looks like a great layout and the unir train looks excellent
     
  11. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice looking coal unit - is the club Belmont Shores, William?
     
  12. jkristia

    jkristia TrainBoard Member

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    William, I too would like to know what club it is and the location and if they have an open house. It sure looks like a great (and big) layout. The only 2 N scale club layouts I know of is the one in San Diego and the one on The Travel Town (in Griffith Park). I would love to see the Tehachapi loop in N [​IMG]


    Jesper
     
  13. William Cowie

    William Cowie TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for uploading the picture, Paul. And thanks for the compliments, guys. Yes, the club is Belmont Shore. (Isn't it great to get compliments on somebody else's hard work? [​IMG] )

    I'd be remiss if I passed up this golden opportunity you guys handed me for a shameless plug for the club [​IMG]

    Here is the web site:
    http://www.socaln.com/belmont

    As you can tell from the web site, we do have an open house upcoming in May. Also, for any members of the UP Historical Society, who have their annual meet in Long Beach this year, we are arranging special times to be open for you.

    Hey Jesper, come on down any Tuesday night and I'd be happy to show you around [​IMG] We have lots of members from the Burbank area. Many of them also belong to Group 160, a great N Trak club. I believe their web site is linked to ours, if you need more information on them. If you like building, we have several great projects, including new development, redevelopment, and maintenance. Of course, you'd have me to put up with but hey, nothing in life is perfect [​IMG]

    William
     
  14. jkristia

    jkristia TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for the invitation William, but I will have to pass, it's too long a drive for a weekday night. But I will definitely try to go there on your next open house in may. It looks like a really great layout, and definitely worth a visit.

    Jesper
     
  15. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ok guys only 2 posters of unit trains I'm sure lots of you have pics :D . I must say that coal train must look magnificant on the layout.

    Here are a couple of pictures I have just taken of my spine car unit train, it consists of 10 impack cars and 10 spine cars.

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    Ok guys grab your digital camera and start taking some photographs

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  16. UNION_PACIFIC_STEVE

    UNION_PACIFIC_STEVE TrainBoard Member

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    I dont have room for much of a unit train... plus the only unit train i could run would either be 3 cars of PFE reefers, or 3 husky stacks [​IMG] not really much of a unit train [​IMG]
    i need more stack cars.

    your pictures are really great paul, and william your coal train is marvelous
     
  17. William Cowie

    William Cowie TrainBoard Member

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    Wowzeroozies!!!

    As Crocodile Dundee would have said, THAT is a train!! [​IMG]
     
  18. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Looks like Ed has cornered the market in roadrailers :eek: That is one impressive train! I assume it all stayed on the rails ok? [​IMG]
     
  19. UNION_PACIFIC_STEVE

    UNION_PACIFIC_STEVE TrainBoard Member

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    Wow thats a really nice looking layout! :D
     
  20. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ed and Mitch,

    That is some train I don't think I've ever seen a longer train.

    Ed are you telling us you have 100 roadrailers?
    Are they all deluxe???
     

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