Once again the N.Y.C.T.L. will try and spot NYC 892021 at Wonder /Hostess in Bedford NY. The car came back with the Bedford Park Turn after the lead was blocked by a Bad Order (B/O) car.
The Terminal yard switchers are pulling the caboose and NYC 892021 from the rear of train B.P.T. on track 8 under the watchful eyes of 1/87 the scale Sir Neal and PC Ralph.
EC-1 / EC-2 is all class today with AP GP38-2 #358 known as the Sir Neal and PC GP38 7675 aka the Sir Larry as the power.
Train EC-1 meets a transfer run from Cedar Hill waiting for track space in Terminal Yard. The forced takeover of the bankrupt New Haven RR has added some nice color to the N.Y.C.T.L.
Finally! EC-1 spots NYC 892021 at Hostess / Wonder . The PC boxcar on the right had been blocking access to the spot needed. It was repaired and is back in service.
With the cars from Hostess /Wonder behind the engines EC-1 makes it way thru Bedford Station.
Bedford Tower Operator 1/87th scale John B give EC-1 a roll by inspection.
EC-1 on the High Line heading into Empire City and towards North Side Yard.
EC-1 has arrived at North Side Yard and 1/87th scale Sir Neal and PC Ralph exchange pleasantries with today's North Side Yard crew. The new crew is assured that once the Sir Neal and Sir Larry engines head back into the vast PC system they will be back working North Side Yard.
While 1/87th scale PC Ralph and Sir Neal enjoy a fine meal at Dominick's Little Italy Restaurant the North Side Yard crew get busy blocking the inbound and outbound cars and putting train EC-2 together.
EC-2 leaving North Side yard and passing Hohman Ave tower manned by a very proud 1/87th scale Tower Operator Larry D, aka Sir Larry of Flemington. He's happy to see his engine here in Empire City and has resisted the urge to jump aboard.
EC-2 crossing the Empire City viaduct
1/87th scale Sir Neal is feeding her the fuel as he crosses over to track 3. He likes to get a good running start at the grade leading up to Terminal Yard
Climbing the grade into Terminal Yard all 4,000 horses are pulling hard and maintaining a steady speed!
EC-2 engine 7675 is recorded as arriving at Terminal Yard on the newly installed ACI scanner as it heads into track 2..
For more on the origination of the P.C.C.M. 29 series and the whereabouts of Train UKP-1 from the P.C.C.M. 30 series check Ralph V's Kings Port Division;
And if you read this far here's the skinny on NYC covered hopper 892021. I left the switch list at Terminal Yard and simply bypassed Hostess / Wonder and upon arrival at Bedford Park noted the NYC covered hopper on the train. Since I had already photographed a good portion of the action of P.C.C.M. 29F I came up with a plausible reason why that car was not delivered on it's first attempt.
And now you know the behind scenes story. Keep it on the down low....