NYC ALCO FA / FB Units

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Alco Road Switchers Invade Empire City Part 1

Greetings Blog Followers,

With the recent arrival of Proto 1000 New Haven RS2 #0503 the Terminal Yard Yard Master gathered up several New York Central, Penn Central and a lone Pennsylvania Alco Road Switchers that were on hand hand at Terminal Yard. The RS units were assigned to several trains that left the yard in back to back sequence. Local Empire City rail fans caught the action from the Empire City Station Parking Lot.

First out of Terminal Yard was New Haven RS2 #503 with a short train of pure New Haven boxcars

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Next out was a Lightning Striped New York Central RS2 with some 
head end cars and four two tone gray coaches 

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A New York Central RS1 with Flexi Vans 

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A Penn Central RS2 with a High Wide Train. 

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PC High Wide Train view from overpass. High Wide train movements on the PC 
were governed by the the Clearance Bureau located in Philadelphia PA. Good
thing someone was paying attention. This one was close!

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4 comments:

  1. Yeah! A great day for Alco fans! (Who isn't, by the way?) Those big loads certainly did look close to the signal bridge! Measure twice, run once. :) Nice line up of trains!

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    1. Thank You Ralph! Enjoyed getting the road switchers some layout time and running the high wide train!

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  2. Did you have any prototype examples that you followed for the cylindrical loads? I like high-wide moves myself.

    I also like the idea of using a blog to publish layout progress info. The problem with forums is that you're dealing with sometimes very low levels of maturity, courtesy, literacy, and so forth.

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    1. Hi John, No prototype examples. Just some scrap PVC pipe that I cut down to fit the gondolas and added the wood bracing. The load looked pleasing to my eye so I made three and like to run them from time to time.

      Totally agree with your opinion on the forums. No longer participate due to the factors you have stated. I enjoy keeping the blog and find it is a good motivational tool as well.
      John

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