In early April the Patti O Paint Shop released a bakers dozen of paint projects that included twelve covered hoppers in A.P.R.R., E.B.R.R. and Penn Central paint and Penn Central GP40 #3175. Ebbs and flows in our rail traffic patterns led to the the hoppers and GP40 being stored serviceable on the N.Y.C.T.L.
1:1 Sir Neal has sent word that the new covered hoppers and GP40 are now needed on the A.P.R.R. so today we'll dispatch Extra 3175 with a consist of newly painted empty covered hoppers from Terminal Yard to the Atlantic Pacific Railroad's Rock Ridge Yard.
The Empire Belt RR dispatches GP30s 2160 and 2161 to their west side storage track to retrieve the empty covered hoppers.
The E.B.R.R. engines make their way of the Empire City viaduct to access the storage track and covered hoppers in the background.
Pulling out the covered hoppers with E.B.R.R. caboose 1605 ready to be coupled on to make up train EC-4
E.B.R.R. Train EC-4 rolls past Bedford Tower and 1/87th scale John B. as it makes it's way to Terminal Yard.
The new A.P.R.R. covered hoppers are clean, pristine and ready to earn revenue!
E.B.R.R. 827941 is in 'unit train service' and assigned to the A.P.R.R.'s Rock Ridge Yard.
The newly painted GP40 has been called out of the engine terminal and coupled on to the covered hoppers. Once again the 1/87th scale trainmen have gathered at Terminal Yard as 1/87th scale senior engineer Sir Neal prepares to board GP40 #3175 for the trip from Terminal Yard to Rock Ridge Yard with train Extra 3175.
Rolling thru Bedford 1/87th scale Sir Neal notches up the throttle
Penn Central caboose 26403 brings up the markers.
1/87th scale Bedford Tower operator John B has cleared Extra 3175 for the High Line and gives a highball and roll by inspection.