Taking a bit of a break from my boxcar project this past week, I swapped out a few of the cars that have been out on the layout for a while, and replaced them with cars that have been tucked away in the storage cupboard.
Here are a few looks at one of them as it makes it's way from the JSSX yard around to the consignee.
This patched FXE boxcar as it's just being dragged out of the JSSX yard was formerly owned by the Nacionales de Mexico railway. The Ferromex decal was made for me a few years back by Sean Steele. The FXE letters and numbers are from Microscale stencil font decal sets. The overall grimy appearance was done by brushing on thinned ivory black acrylic water mixable oil colour.
As happens so often to railfans, these views of the more visually interesting side of this seldom seen boxcar are partially obstructed, this time by a fence and an old guardrail.
And one more thing...
Brian Smith sent me the link to this YouTube video a long time ago (4 years ago actually) and I've just stumbled across his email again this week. I thought I'd share the link. 10 minutes long, the video shows the GTW working hard in a few rather sketchy looking areas of the Motor City. In some ways, the video sort of sums up just what it is about the GTW that makes it my favourite railroad.