Photographs of N scale Unit Trains

Colonel Apr 2, 2003

  1. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    FiveFlat - Yes and no.
    Is the correct answer. They don't have to be the same road name. Just the same type of car.

    I'll try to find the thread for "multible unit lashups"
     
  2. FiveFlat

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    Well, this isn't much for a unit train like you all have. But I am pretty proud of my new purchase and this is all I've got to start out with.

    Here's SP 6444 just exiting a snow shed in the sierras and crossing over the Truckee River
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    Just getting across the bridge and heading down through Roseville into Sacramento
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    Now here it is coming around a bend somewhere between Roseville and Sacramento
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    Something that looks like the Jolly Green Giant's boy appeared just as it got around the bend
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  3. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    FiveFlat:

    It looks like you've made a very nice start. You should post that SP diesel in the SP thread on TB in the N scale forum.


    Stay cool and run steam.... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  4. Grey One

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    CP Unit Train moves off the main from "Points Unknown" and heads for the Grandure Valley hauled by a pair of AC4400s earning thier pay.
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    Decent into the valley with the dynamics screaming over the blue Grandure land:
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    A pair of GPs lead with SD9s mid train depart for "Points Unknown".
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    For many more full size pics:
    http://www.railimages.com/gallery/Canadian-Pacific
     
  5. up mike

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    Nice coal train Steve!!!

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  6. Scott Teague

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    Here is NS coal train 758 heading east. SD70M, SD80MAC, SD40-2
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    Lead unit SD70M 2630
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  7. Eagle2

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    Scott, I think that's the first time I've seen a "stealth" engine modelled. Sweet!
     
  8. mtaylor

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    Here is a photo I took on the "Plywood Central" in October 2005 of my BN Passenger Train.

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  9. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Excellent stuff, Scott looking forward to seeing your article in the next NSR
     
  10. r_i_straw

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    Here is a unit stock train pulled my a MoPac 10 wheeler.
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  11. Colonel

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    I just realised this thread will be 3 years old in April :D

    Here a couple of shots of a 32 car unit train I operated last night at Sydney N clase Club

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  12. philtunes

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    I'm seriously looking at venturing into the world of N scale so that I can get my "train fix" in limited space. What would you recommend for reasonably priced, reliable motive power?
    Santa Fe All The Way!!
    Phil [​IMG]
     
  13. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Phil,

    I love that pic its awesome. If you look through our N scale topics there are lots of topics on the subject you are asking about.

    When we change to the new software the search function is improved.

    You cant go wrong with Kato, Atlas models the later life like models are also fine
     
  14. beast5420

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    phil,
    colonel has it right, as for rolling stock, deluxe innovations, atlas, kato, intermountain, microtrains, alan curtis, there is a long list to choose from there.

    beast
     
  15. keystonecrossings

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    Last week my son got his first crack at one of my operating sessions. He's great on the throttle, but needs to work on his radio protocol a bit. Hey, he's 8!!!

    Here he is guiding Extra 2004 -- a trio of sharks with coal laden H21a's -- uphill on my PRR Eastern Region...

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  16. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jerry,

    That is fantastic that your son enjoys operating your layout, cherrish the times he is with you on the layout as they soon grow up and move to ther interests.
     
  17. keystonecrossings

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    Actually, my son made his plans apparent during the op session, much to the entertainment of the rest of the crew. As I was tending to numerous issues he loudly exclaimed "Dad, you have a lot to teach me before you die so I can run this layout on my own!"

    Aren't kids great?

    Most of my interlockings represent real PRR interlockings. But there are two that are "composites" so I gave them fictitious names... after my children... DREW and ASH.

    Following his comment (above), my crew came to my defense and began o/sing DREW interlocking as "extra xxx clear of the interlocking formerly known as DREW".

    We were all ROTFLOAO!!!
     
  18. MK

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    LOL! What a classic comment by your son! Wished I was there!
     
  19. Colonel

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    Here is a MoPac coal drag on a 1.5% grade

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    The train is now entering Roanoke Yard

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  20. Adam Amick

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    Definition of a Unit Train (from Wikipedia)

    Howdy howdy. Some great shots in this never-ending thread. I've been going through it page-by-page for the past hour or so (while listening to NHL playoff hockey on the net... ain't it great!? GO STARS!)

    Anyway, since it doesn't seem to have been properly defined, and I had a discussion with someone today regarding exactly what constitutes a "unit" train, I thought I'd look it up.

    I think intermodal and Roadrailers can be added to this list. Tank trains probably would have been included back in "the day" before pipelines were built to ship fuel cross-country.

    Adam

    From Wikipedia.com:

    A unit train, also called a block train is train in which all the cars making it up are shipped from the same origin to the same destination. This saves the hassle of assembling and disassembling trains at rail yards near the origin and destination, however, unit trains are only economical for high-volume customers. Since unit trains carry only one commodity, cars all of the same type, and sometimes the cars are all identical.

    Common unit train types include:

    coal
    garbage
    grain
    molten sulfur
    potash
    steel
    taconite
    Tropicana's Juice Train
     

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