The P.C.C.M. action can now be viewed on two blogs! The freight cars forwarded to Ralph's Kings Port Division have arrived at West Mill in PC Train VW-1 https://kingsportdivision.blogspot.com/
Today we'll take a look at Train BP-41, the Terminal Yard to Bedford Park portion of the Bedford Park Turn. In normal P.C.C.M.s this train as built would not be shown in a P.C.C.M. and probably would not even be run but I wanted to showcase it and the Rock Island boxcar working it's way thru the Rail Traffic Management Form and the N.Y.C.T.L.
So just sit back and enjoy the bonus coverage! The Rock Island boxcar is really enjoying all the attention!
A panoramic shot of BP-41 heading thru Bedford NY with ALCO C-424 #2415 running long hood forward. Rock Island #35062 is right behind the caboose in this train arrangement I saw in a New York Central book.
Pulling a string of much needed 89' tri level auto racks and two 86' boxcars for Ford BP-41 engineer 1/87th scale PC Ralph will be taking a tour of Empire City today to reverse direction and limit the amount of shoving on these long cars.
Before BP-41 has to hold on track 3 as Train VN-4 makes it's way towards Terminal Yard
To me a classic PC consist. Cab units and Geeps mixed together. There was a time I would have never ever run engines in such a consist. Thanks to the influence of 1:1 PC Ralph, Emery Gulash and the many photos of PC engines in print and on the web I've been converted.
With the mainline clear BP-41 gets a highball from 1/87th scale John B at Bedford Tower.
BP-41 climbs the grade on the High Line as 1/87th scale PC Ralph feeds his ALCO the fuel sending up a plume of exhaust.
BP-41 running thru the west side reverse track gets a wave from 1/87th scale Larry D at the Hohman Ave Tower.
BP-41 crosses the Empire City viaduct
and crosses back to the main for access to the High Line
1/87th scale John B welcomes PC Ralph and BP-41 back to Bedford.
And now for the big test. The shoving of these long auto racks and mammoth auto parts boxcars into the Ford Plant.
So far so good! Slow and steady is the way to go.
Success! 1/87th scale PC Ralph comes thru another big test with flying colors as he spots the 86' boxcars. When introduced these over sized auto racks and boxcars presented coupling problems on the 1:1 scale railroads.
And last but not least Rock Island 35062 is spotted at American Hardware. Much better than sitting in the box!
A very tired 1/87th scale PC Ralph and his conductor / brakeman are ready to head home for a well deserved rest. Nice job boys!
That's it for today. Tomorrow we'll pick up the action back at Terminal Yard and introduce another surprise.
And don't forget to check out Ralph's Kings Port Division blog as the freight cars forwarded to West Mill in P.C.C.M. 36B are showing up at West Mill now.