Friday, January 22, 2010

Something different...

Maybe you can tell I'm stalling. I've gotten very little done on the Skally Line lately. I painted the Rush City Mill and am getting ready to start adding some details. I added 4 more Tortoise machines to the layout and added a Digitrax DS52 to control the switches on the North Branch Chinook spur. I did start building the North Branch Mill as well. I'll try to get some more done this weekend so I can post more N scale pics soon.

But until then, here are some shots I got driving through Redwing last week. Again it was overcast, that seems to be the trend for me this year...
CP SD40-2 5975 Pulling a southbound manifest, heavy with Canadian Grain cars.
CP GP38-2 4511 idles away in downtown Redwing, probably servicing the local industries today.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The SD's are still out there

Here are some random shots I got back in October around the metro. Enjoy.

BNSF SD39 1913 working Northtown.
BNSF SD40-2 7884 Pulling a ballast train to a bridge project on the St.Paul Sub.
UP SD40-2 3225 waiting for it's next job at Hoffman Yard.
SD40-2 8018 taking a freight out of Northtown.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Hugo Local

I was able to get out and follow the MNNR Hugo Local for an hour with my girls last week. The first shot is just after passing under 35E in Vadnais Heights. A couple of lumber loads and a couple of tank cars are allowing MNNR 42 to build up a decent amount of speed.Later the crew cuts free from some box cars they picked up and get ready to handle the tank cars at Loadmaster Lubricants in Hugo. Someday I'll get some sunshine to take pictures in, today was overcast and snowy.