The JSSX is happy to have been recently awarded the contract to carry out some light maintenance on a number of locomotives for the Brownville & Ashland Railroad, owned and operated by Luc Sabourin.
This maintenance mainly involved light paint touch-ups, particularly on delrin plastic handrails where the paint had flaked off, but also a few other small spots, such as the plows where paint had chipped. Also, the JSSX shop forces (that's me) added DCC decoders (the plug-in kind) to 3 of the B&A locomotives.
The red paint schemes of the Brownville and Ashland made for quite a vivid change of pace at the JSSX, where dull and dingy locomotives are the norm.
Here's a look at some of the B&A power fleet...
Four of Luc's Brownville and Ashland locomotives outside of the JSSX maintenance shop
235 is a GP35, and sports Brownville & Ashton's newer style of corporate style with the pine tree graphics.
And this next one is my favourite (of course) of the B&A locomotive fleet...
Great weathering. Notice the replacement fans, and the peeling clear coat and anti-slip patches on top of the short hood.
Looks like JSSX will owe B&A a few power hours
Fine looking power indeed!ReplyDelete
I would love to know how engine #406 was weathered. It looks disgusting... in a good way!ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting. Yes, they really are very well done. As for the 406, I don't have the answer to the question of how it was done.ReplyDelete
I’m with you, the ex-Soo u it is great, and all are very well finished.ReplyDelete
Found your blog last week, it’s a great read.
James H...thanks for looking in and commenting. I hope you'll check in here often. I try to post something once a week, going back not quite 3 years now.ReplyDelete