The morning Bedford Park Turn, aka Train BP-12 (Bedford Park to Terminal Yard) is our first train today. With a 12:00 AM start time a sleepy 1/87th scale PC Ralph and his brakeman are getting ready for action at Bedford Park Yard.
What's this orange boxcar?
A Hoschton Railway Company RBL! 1:1 Scale Engineer Ed's home road makes it's debut! Custom painted and lettered by Double E the car makes it's maiden voyage on N.Y.C.T.L. rails. Nice job Ed!
HP-2 in profile with refrigerated and insulated boxcars for the Hunts Point Terminal Market in the Bronx.
1/87th scale PC Ralph has made short work of gathering up the cars for BP-12 and is getting the high ball sign from Bedford Tower operator 1/87th scale John B.
BP-12 arrives at Terminal Yard and enters track #1.
Leaving the empty boxcars and auto racks of BP-12 on track #1 1/87th scale PC Ralph has cut off and proceeded to track #8 where he couples on ever so softly to the AP 50' RBL #60358 loaded with windshields for the Bedford Park Ford Plant. The NYC 86' boxcar loaded with auto parts from ACME Auto Parts in Mayfield NY will also be going to Ford
The Bedford Park Turn is shoved back onto track #1 to reclaim it's assigned caboose. The two NYC 50' double door boxcars are heading for All City Storage loaded with Peerless Appliances from their factory in Mayfield NY.
The Bedford Park Turn, now known as Train BP-41, heads thru Bedford and meets train HP-2.
A look at the B.P. 41 consist
Back in the tight confines of Bedford Park 1/87th scale PC Ralph has pulled the train into the industrial lead. Below the engine is uncoupled so that it can run around the train and shove the cars to their proper locations.
1:1 Engineer Ed proudly reports that 1/87th scale PC Ralph and BP-41 have delivered the AP RBL and NYC 86' boxcar to the Ford Plant. Moving that mammoth 86' car thru the tight confines of Bedford Park without a derailment requires a skilled engineer and we're lucky to have two on duty today! Albeit in different scales.
The next move is spotting the two NYC 50' double door boxcars loaded with Peerless Appliances at All-City Storage. The BP-41 crew has worked the yard to get the NYC double door boxcar on the left in front of the caboose. That car will be reunited with the two at All-City Storage once those are emptied and ready to be pulled.
All-City was built when 40' boxcars were the norm so some creative spotting and steel plates are used to facilitate quick loading and unloading. Before heading off duty 1/87th Scale PC Ralph checks with the foreman at All-City to verify the boxcars will not need to be moved until either later today or tomorrow.