Empire Belt RR ALcos

Empire Belt RR ALcos
Custom Painted FA / FB Units

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A.P.R.R. Caboose #58 Now In Service

Greetings Blog Followers,

The New York Central Train Layout Paint Shop has completed painting and lettering the first Atlantic Pacific Railroad caboose, AP#58. The Paint and lettering of the caboose are part of an ongoing contract between the A.P.R.R. and the N.Y.C.T.L. that calls for the painting and lettering of certain rolling stock and locomotives. The project was delayed by weather for about two weeks but the N.Y.C.T.L. shop forces were able to deliver before the contract's deadline.

AP #58 has been delivered to Neal's Lumber and Hardware under the watchful eye of 1/87th scale Sir Neal Himself while the local police look on. The engine has been pulled back for the photo.    

AP #58 looking spiffy in it's new "Focal Orange" paint. 1/87th Scale Sir Neal Himself admires the newest piece of rolling stock for his A.P.R.R. 

An Empire City resident on the right is stopped by the boxcar and caboose blocking her way. With all the train activity at Neal's she's probably wondering if it is a lumber yard or train yard. We are wondering as well. In a few minutes the street and sidewalk will be clear as the caboose and boxcar will be picked up with the caboose heading towards the A.P.R.R.'s Rock Ridge Yard in N.J.

Wait, what's this! Seems the P.R.R. got wind of the focal orange cabooses being painted by the N.Y.C.T.L. and were able to purchase one for themselves. P.R.R. fans wondering how and why the P.R.R. cabooses went from brown to orange now have the answer!


  1. The A.P.R.R and the Pennsy have to be happy with the Paint Shop's efforts. Both look very nicely done!

    1. Thanks Ralph!
      Fun project that resurrected some long forgotten units.