Aug 5, 2022
Good morning from sunny, hot and humid Northeast Ohio! Just got back from Cardiac Rehab and everything is going well.
Completed a couple of cars this week!
First an Athearn ACF 2970CF Covered Hopper kit, painted with Scalecoat II MofW Gray Paint and lettered with Primemover Decals. The EL purchased 50 of these cars in 1967 to supplement and replace older cars in the cement and sand service for the railroad. Many lasted into Conrail with their original paint intact.
Next is an Intermountain Milk Tank Car Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Hunter Green Paint and lettered with National Scale Car Decals. Many of these cars were used to move milk from the hinterlands to the big cities. They were used in passenger service on what was known as milk runs. This car had two 3,000 glass lined tanks inside for holding the milk. Mars Candy had their own suppliers of milk for their candy bars shipped to their large plant in Chicago, IL.
Athearn SDP45 and SD45-2 in Erie Lackawanna colors with a general freight, operating on the Strongsville Club Layout.
Thanks for looking!
Wow, now THAT is a full yard!
That Mars - Milky Way milk car is really cool Rick. Nice work! Been to the Chicago plant a few times (it was the first Mars plant by the way) but there is nothing as interesting as this car there these days. Just generic covered hoppers and tank cars.
The westbound Lovelock local approaching Winnemucca, Nevada.
There's a train show in Evenston, Wyoming today. I stopped by yesterday, and picked up this Bachmann (Hawthorne Village) RAIDERS locomotive and two full-length dome cars. The reason I picked them up, was the price: $40.00 for all three!
Have a Grande weekend!
THAT'S ONE OF 3 YARDS ON THE LAYOUT.
Here are a couple of my B'mann EM-1 bash jobs. The AC-9 done in 2006 and the cabforward August 2022:
I can see a doubleheaded train coming soon, I hope.
BTW, I have another AC-9 project started and in the que but must complete my GS-1 1st.
Be well !
Great pics all round! Great info, @dti406.