Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hinckley Power at Sunrise

This morning I came across the power for the Hinckley Sub at MNNRs Yard A. The GP28's, 1527 & 1525 were going to be working the yard job today in Northtown. I'm glad I was finally able to catch up to these two. Maybe soon I'll be able to catch them working the Hinckley Sub.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It only rains on the unloved

I didn't realize that I never reposted this set of pictures from this fall... they were just sitting in my draft folder. A little late, but nevertheless... enjoy.

TC&W GP20C pulling some grain hoppers out of MNNR Yard A. BNSF Snoot nosed SD39-2 #1896 with GP38 #2196 assigned as Midway switch power in the St. Paul rain. Thanks for the correction Hans!
BNSF C44-9W #966 waiting to pull away from MNNR Yard A on a soggy day. In the background you can see MNNR RS27 #316 getting ready to pull out with the Hennepin Ave. turn (yes, he runs backwards up through Park Jct.).

Monday, October 19, 2009

Flour City

Northtown Yard last week, the SD40-2s are starting to stack up, every paint scheme BN and BNSF ever ran is sitting there right now.
A pair on the CP line waiting to take the bridge West.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Progress on the Sandstone Swamp. Belt Line Jct. Will hopefully get wired tomorrow. One piece of track left to install (pics soon). North Branch has been torn up to make the track configuration more prototypical. (again, pics soon). Enjoy...

And that is my Breast Cancer Awareness Car, which is a real car on the WSOR.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rush City

I worked a little more on Rush City this weekend. I have almost completed the SCXY Corporate HQ. I just need to add details and signs. I was able to shoot a couple shots just as the switch crews were returning home for the day.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Horizon Milling

I thought I should give a modelling update...

I have made a little progress on the layouts largest industry, Horizon Milling in Rush City. I should have taken the picture after I put the windows in the head house, but I was busy running hoppers in and out of the mill.

This weekend I hope to finish the benchwork on my first corner module, Belt Line Crossing. We'll see how far I get.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Box of Chocolates

I saw GP38 2288 sitting at Rice Point Yard in Duluth a couple weeks ago, so I took my daughters by it to get a picture. I noticed some odd smoke coming from the normal switching engines so I drove around to get a better look. Some days you just have no idea how lucky you're going to get...

Friday, October 2, 2009

River Sioux Iowa

There was an unusual stop in Iowa, the town of River Sioux. My buddy and I had been running parallel to the UP Main line so we decided to get off the freeway and set up for a shot at the local grain elevator. This was the sign at the top of the ramp... a little spooky...

My friend comments on how odd the town is, no cars, no people, so we hurry and get out pictures and go...

So we headed back to the freeway. The ramp back onto the freeway was closed. You have never seen two people drive as fast out of a town the other way as we went that day...