Empire Belt RR ALcos

Empire Belt RR ALcos
Custom Painted FA / FB Units

Saturday, May 14, 2016

N.M.D.C. / New Power

Greetings All,

The N.M.D.C. is short for Neal Ms Diesel Consultants. A for profit diesel consulting firm founded by 1:1 Sir Neal C.E.O. of the Atlantic Pacific Railroad headquartered in New Jersey. With worldwide connections and locations in several major rail served cities across the United States and around the globe the N.M.D.C. is the go to place for railroads seeking to add motive power to their fleets.

The N.M.D.C. specializes in both new and used diesel power assessments and it's highly trained well versed staff will travel throughout the world on behalf of it's clients seeking good deals on good motive power.The N.M.D.C. also consults with many class 1 railroads to determine power needs and how to best maximize their current fleets.

The N.Y.C.T.L. and Empire City Transit Authority are among the many railroads using the N.M.D.C. expertise in growing their fleets and managing their power needs for today and the future. So if you are in the market for new or used motive power be sure to dial 1-800-SIR NEAL and look for the N.M.D.C. Approved label.

Let's take a look at some N.M.D.C. Approved power.

First is train VN-4 (Selkirk to NY 72nd Street) with blocks of cars from the Kings Port Division, Atlantic Pacific Railroad and Hoschton Railway.

Train VN-4 makes it's way to Terminal yard from Selkirk behind two 
GE U30Bs.

VN-4 Block 1 originated on K.P.D. Train KV-7 and was interchanged at Selkirk 

NYC double door boxcar rounds out Block 1

Block 2 from the A.P.R.R. consists of the RI 50' boxcar and the six flat cars hauling newly acquired R-17 subway cars for the Empire City Transit Authority

These four P-1000 subway cars were acquired using connections from the C.E.O. of the Hoschton Railway Engineer Ed and the consulting services of  the N.M.D.C.
This subway set is N.M.D.C. Approved

Block 3 from the Hoschton Railway Company 
with caboose 21505 on the rear.

An L.I.R.R. Rs-2 has found it's way to the N.Y.C.T.L.
This is an Atlas Classic model
Bought thru the N.M.D.C. 
and N.M.D.C Approved.

A trio of Bachmann Plus units via EBAY also arrived this week.
The price point on these engines put them below the N.M.D.C. threshold. 

The B23/30-7S are slated to become Penn Central U33Bs. 
A few discrepancies exist between the two but close enough for the N.Y.C.T.L.

Side view of the soon to be PC U33B.
These were bought used and had been custom painted by former owner. 

A Bachmann Pluse F7A in a very ice SP paint scheme. 
This is a very nice looking engine and was also purchased used. 
Right now it has been stripped of the SP paint and will soon wear the NYC cigar band scheme

Thanks for reading!


  1. A very impressive list of new N.M.D.C. approved power! The four axle NYC U Boats look perfectly suited pulling train VN-4. The B23/30-7S are also perfectly suited to be converted to PC U33Bs. Nice finds! Commuters will be pleased to see the new subway cars start service in the Empire City Subway. Those cars are spiffy and I like how you introduced them as flat car loads coming into town. Classy ALCO power in the LI scheme and, being the F7 fan that I am, I'm loving the SP unit. It'll look great in the NYC cigar band scheme. I don't often see models of those late NYC/ early post-merger locomotives but always enjoy them when I do. Excellent power additions! Looking forward to future posts showing them in their new paint!

    1. Thank you for the compliments Ralph! The virtual ops catalyst strikes again! Cigar band F units needed for my roster to get the NYC fleet into late pre merger and early post merger paint schemes. The more we delve into the PC virtual ops pool the more I've learned and I have yet to see a picture of a post merger lightning striped F unit. Darn!