Welcome back to P.C.C.M. 41, the Tom Seaver series!
Tom Seaver fun fact #6. On September 28, 2008 Tom Seaver returned to Shea Stadium and threw out the final first pitch to Mike Piazza in a Saying Goodbye to Shea Stadium ceremony. On April 13, 2009 Tom threw the 1st pitch to Mike Piazza to open Citi Field. As of this writing Tom and Mike are the only two players in the Baseball Hall of Fame enshrined with Mets caps.
It's time to wrap this up and get these trains out of Terminal Yard and on their way to their respective destinations.
To: West Mill / Rock Ridge / Zenith Yard
From: Terminal Yard
Subject: Dispatch of Trains LS-1, NV-3 and LI-2 from Terminal Yard
The TY switcher is working on the freight cars from the previous Bedford Local and getting them sorted into the Kings Port Division block. In the distance sits the Atlantic Pacific RR or A.P.R.R. block
HRC 521, BM 109 & BM 110 are cut into the K.P.D.'s West Mill block for interchange with the Kings Port & Western RR
The empty Hostess hopper is placed in the A.P.R.R. block for transfer to the large NJ Cargill plant served by the A.P.R.R.
Some intra-layout traffic including B&M 105 and GM&O 21129 get shoved into track 7 for the local trains to work. These cars came in on yesterday's Empire Belt transfer run
EL 5024, AP 60382 and AP 60394 are added to the cars for the A.P.R.R.'s Rock Ridge Yard.
Work continues on the K.P.D. bound freight cars.
Off the E.B.R.R. transfer from yesterday NYC 80775 is cut into the block of cars for Kings Port proper.
The depressed center flat with refurbished excavator is coupled up to a gondola of scrap wheels. Both are consigned to Sal's Salvage in West Mill NY. The two gondolas with pipe loads for the Hudson Valley Ag Coop are being shoved back for the Williams Yard block.
Train length and tonnage will have the K.P.D. freight cars traveling in two trains tonight. One will be train NV-3 and the second will be a combined A.P.R.R. / K.P.D. LI-1 leaving two hours later.
While work around the yard continues the late Bedford Local departs Terminal Yard with the newest PRR cabin car in the fleet, N6B 980796. The car was custom built and painted by 1:1 scale John Bruce. It's a very nice addition to the fleet as you'll see!
BM 105 is spotted at Berk Enterprises. That N6B sure looks good. Thanks John! Your generosity is much appreciated.
The Local is now working Heileman Brewery picking up boxcars loaded with beer including L.F.& N.W. 160 consigned to Ace Wholesale Distributors in Zenith on John Bruce's Los Feliz & Northwestern RR layout
The Bedford Local passes Bedford Tower under the watchful eyes of tower operator 1/87th scale John B who admires his LF&NW boxcar. The local will drop off some cars at North Side Yard and then head back this way.
The local heads back to Terminal Yard past Bedford Tower with 1/87th sale John B checking out his old caboose. He'll have a good story for 1/87th scale Mrs Bruce at dinner tonight.
The short local easily makes it's way thru Bedford NY as the afternoon rush hour has come to a close.
The Bedford Local arrives at Terminal Yard and we can see two sets of commuter trains tied up for the night in the distance.
It's time to get these trains out of Terminal Yard! The TY switcher places LF&NW 160 and a Rock Island boxcar into train LS-1 (Empire City to Chicago) as it readies the train for it's 12:50 AM departure.
Penn Central GP35's 2327 and 2352 are the power for LS-1 and the train is ready to depart. Rock Island #57028 and L.F.&N.W. #160 will be going all the way to Chicago. The R.I. car will be handed off back to the Rock at Chicago while L.F.&N.W. 160 will be transferred to the A.T.S.F via the Belt Railway of Chicago's Clearing Yard to continue it's trip to Bay City, California on John B's layout. Look for the arrival on John's blog
Chicago or Bust! Next stop Selkirk!
It's 2:00 AM and the next train heading out is Train NV-3 (Empire City to Selkirk) solid with cars for the Kings Port Division and the Kings Port & Western Railroad. U33C 6554 and U30C 6538 are in charge.
The big U Boats rattle the windows of the Bedford industries as they race for Selkirk.
The Williams Yard block brings up the rear as a PC N5C caboose brings up the markers.
It's 4:00 AM and last call for alcohol as Train LI-1 (Empire City to Selkirk) leaves Terminal Yard behind another set of GE U Boats with U28C 6533 in the lead. Three cars for West Mill make up block#1 behind the engines.
Block #2 are these boxcars and covered hoppers for Rock Ridge yard on the AP.R.R.
Block #3 is a half dozen coal hoppers for R.M.O. Electric via the A.P.R.R.'s Rock Ridge Yard and PC caboose 5023 brings up the markers.
Another set of U Boats shakes things up as LI-1 roars thru Bedford NY on it's way to Selkirk.
That wraps up the action on the N.Y.C.T.L. be sure to follow the moves on the K.P.D., A.P.R.R. and L.F.&.N.W.!!!!