Empire Belt RR ALcos

Empire Belt RR ALcos
Custom Painted FA / FB Units

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Industry City Rail Traffic

Greetings Blog Followers,

This past week local rail fans caught some nice train movements at Industry City, formerly known as Shelf City. Being a city boy I can't get past naming anything without the word city! A variety of power was seen and recorded. Let's take a look;

A pair of Fairbanks Morse Erie Builts with an M&E train wait on track 3 while a set of Fairbanks Morse H16-44s idle away on the industrial siding. The H16-44s are protection power to assist heavy trains up the grade from Empire City and into to Terminal Yard.  

The reason for the delay can be seen on track 1. A NYC cigar band E8A is leading a
 passenger train up the grade on track 1

The Erie Built led M&E train with Flexi Vans is on track 3. Looks like light engines on track 2 at the newly placed station. The NYC E8A is having no trouble hauling the 10 plus car passenger train up the grade. The dark masonite fascia was added recently to protect the trains from being hit with elbows. A two story passenger station is a probable for this location.

A close up of the NYC E8A which is a custom painted P-2000 unit. The REA box car is an older Roco track cleaning car which has been converted to body mounted couplers.

A nice shot of the Flexi Van fleet on track 3, the NYC E8A and REA boxcar. Gotta have clean track!

A guest appearance from the Penn Central who will take over this route with the merger of the NYC and PRR. A custom painted PC GP38-2 #8024 is the lead engine in this 3 engine consist. Looks like another PC GP38-2 and a custom painted NYC GP30 in the number 3 slot. 


  1. Great looking roster shots as always. The Grey E8 is a thing of beauty. I'd like to see more of the H16-44s at work! I remember you talking about adding fascia. I see what you've done there and look forward to station construction!

  2. Thanks Ralph! Those are a couple of my favorites engines as well. The H16-44s are currently assigned to a freight train so they should show up again here very soon. They are custom painted Bachmann Spectrum units. NYC SW8s are now in the Protection Power pocket.