Mar 22, 2014

It's 1965 all over again!

Well it felt like that with all these first generation locos working the line at the Evergreen!Keith got these 2 new SP&S RS-3s with sound ( sorry no smoke ) and they sounded great!
New member Marvin Sheppard acquired a Great Northern U25B with sound and borrowed 2 of my F units to help make the grades. One of them was a dummy but keep that to yourself.
I got into our one spot that you need to climb under the layout to get to this spot and tried this 3/4 wedge shot for this scene. The GE unit is officially 1 week old.
SP&S train is passing a venerable NP caboose on its way to someplace. Our electrical system keeps head ons from happening so the SP&S waits for the green light to enter the tunnel.
Something I never saw at Evergreen Railroad before is a Milwaukee Road helper set back in the train as Don Carneigie runs a long Milwaukee train on the Blue Main. In those days you needed to sets of crews but today the engineer in the lead unit runs them all from the front of the train.

Mar 16, 2014

Main line railroading miniature!

In the hallowed halls of the Evergreen club the Great Northern still lives on. My four GN F units has a short train in tow past the Titanic ice factory.
Chad Geissler has a long string of freight cars behind his magnificent and clean GS-4 Northern.
Tom Kirk recently acquired this GN steamer working past workers painting that darn bridge. I think they are using 1/8 inch brushes?
Another new item to chug their way on the Red line is Steve Welton's Union Pacific 2-8-0 pulling brand new box cars from the manufacturer.
Keith Wiles showed up on Friday to finish the painting on the facia of the port district. The plexi panels still have the paper covers on it and that will soon come off ( for the next picture).

Mar 10, 2014

Cubbies invade Evergreen Citadel!

Thursday night proved to be buzy for the members as we had a Cub Scout troop show up for a visit to the club. Needless to say they were impressed! Members, not so much!
Saturday night was our open house event with heritage units such as SP&S passenger and freight power occupies the scene.
Burt ran his little Heisler on the Green line but regret I don't have Photoshop to add to the zest of the photo.
Mike Baker has has Empire Builder running the Big Blue line and the power looks like it was right out of the box.  I thought I taught him better than that?
Jim Bowden new SDD40T2 Tunnel motors worked usual!
For the first time I was able to take a photo of the port district water and now you can see the magic of our decision to buy the wavy plastic sheet for the look of breezy water!
4 SP&S units is more than enough power to move a high priority military freight down the line passing Red Yard engine facility.