Dec 27, 2019
An oldie from the files. T&NO P14 Pacific.
Here's an oldie of mine. And, something a bit different (At least for me)
A couple of SD50s
Good morning from mostly sunny and mild Northeast Ohio!
Managed to get some modeling done this week!
First is another IMRC Canadian Grain Hopper Kit, replaced the plastic roofwalk with a Plano one for the car, makes a great difference in how the car looks. Painted the car using Scalecoat II Wabash Blue paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. Like the Canadian Government the prairie provinces also contributed cars as replacements for the worn out 40' boxcars originally used in transporting grain which the railroads would not replace as the grain hauling rates were too low to cover the cost of new cars and the farmers would not allow higher rates.
Next is an Atlas ACF 60' Double Door Boxcar kit, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and Silver paints then lettered with Microscale Decals. The WM had some ACF cars with 10' doors for paper service, but these cars were in the Auto Parts service for GM with a return to Pontiac MI where there were several plants that needed these types of cars for the heavy parts like engines, transmissions and differentials.
An old picture of mine showing the Bowser GMDD SD40-2's with a grain train in the Rockies, notice another Alberta car in the train.
Thanks for looking!
Postings are a little slow this weekend but things are a poppin at Ewing Oil Refinery. Two dry bulk rigs have just blown off loads of cat cracker catalyst, the daily "pie wagon" is leaving the premises, and as usual the lanes are full of rigs waiting to load mo-gas and or diesel fuels, even some propane trucks are in their lane, as some loaded trucks are trying to leave. That main gate is a busy place, the attendants are on their feet most of their shift!
Thanks for looking and I wish you all "The best" for 2020,
I found one for all us nostalgia folks...........
A couple from Sep of 2017, it's amazing how much has changed here in the last two years!