Here are a few views featuring a leaser locomotive from Larry's Truck and Electric switching one of the JSSX clients along South Industrial Blvd. Six axle locomotives have started to become a bit more rare on the JSSX recently as a couple of them have been sold off. This one's a keeper though...To have such a large area of the locomotive painted out in flat black like this is a real eye-catcher (well, it is for me anyway). Sean Steele painted and patched this locomotive for me some years ago after I had seen photos of the prototype on-line.
Saturday 27 November 2021
Saturday 20 November 2021
As I have continued to sell off a few models that don't see much running time out on the layout, I offered up for sale this Kato SD38-2 leaser model. A former Chicago and NorthWestern locomotive, I had patched and re-lettered this one for National Railway Equipment (NREX). It really didn't take too long for this model to find a new layout, where hopefully it will see lots of running time.
Saturday 13 November 2021
Just showing a few views from around the layout...A pair of covered hoppers waiting to be loaded at the transload located at the far end of the JSSX yard.
Saturday 6 November 2021
I'd imagine that pretty well all of us have model railroad "equipment" which, to put it simply, we just don't use. I've got maybe half a dozen or so engines that I can't remember the last time they ever "turned a wheel" on the layout. Not that I don't like them, I just don't use them. So how much sense does it really make to keep them?
This Detroit, Toledo and Ironton GP 38 #204 is one such model. I've had this one for several years. The justification I used for buying it several years ago, was that my JSSX shortline interchanges with the GTW. And of course GTW had acquired the DT&I and it's equipment in the early 1980's, so this engine should fit in quite nicely out on the layout. Right? At least that was my rationalization at the time.