Today we'll continue the P.C.C.M. 35 series from Empire City's North Side Yard. 1/87th scale Sir Neal will be the engineer and he'll have an extra board conductor / brakeman with him.
1/87th scale Sir Neal feeling like the Maytag Repairman of years past stands by waiting for the call to duty. Well, little buddy, the call has been put in and it's time to get to work.
Back behind the throttle of GP20 #6109 1/87th scale exits North Side Yard at Hohman Ave and gets a wave from 1/87th scale Tower Operator Larry D.
The guys got right to work! They have pulled the cut from Train EC-1 minus the two hopper cars loaded with gravel and are shoving the cut east bound to access the industry track.
First stop was placing this Cargill covered hopper on an other wise empty lead at Cargill. Looking a Gervais Pipe & Fitting we can see loads of pipe waiting for gondolas, boxcars of fittings needing to be picked up and hopefully 1/87th scale Bobby G is only loading that truck for a local delivery.
With cars from Gervais and Ralph's Grocery Warehouse pulled out of the siding the North Side Yard crew has shoved past Gervais Pipe and is spotting this loaded Rock Island 50' boxcar from Ralph's Mid West Dist Center in Davenport Iowa at Ralph's Grocery Warehouse. Looks like 1/87th scale PC Ralph has left his hot rod shopping cart and Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in the employee parking lot today.
The guys are now busy at Prestage Gear pulling a loaded gondola and spotting empty P&LE 40' boxcar #35892.
With the P&LE car spotted the guys will couple up to their train and head over to the West Side to deliver PC 40' boxcar #104478.
We're on the West Side now while Riff & Bernardo are still asleep and the only noise is coming from the turbocharged GP20s. The guys will be pulling PC 40' boxcar #77047 loaded with 1/2 ton burlap bags for Hedberg Aggregates in Marion NY from Moore & Co and that sharp looking BAR State of Maine Products boxcar from Neubaum's Coffee and Tea Importers loaded loaded with imported tea for Cavendish Fine Foods & Spirits in Mayfield NY.
The guys have shoved all the way to Dry Well Inks to pick up NYC 50' boxcar# 80775 loaded with barrels of ink for Canton Box in West Mill NY
The pick ups out of the way PC 40' boxcar #104478 loaded with new 55 gallon drums is delivered to Dry Well Inks along with the Chessie 40' boxcar.
With the work on the West Side complete the crew heads back to North Side Yard.
With their caboose cut off and placed on the rear of the train the crew asks for and receives permission to run extra to Terminal Yard in order to 'clear the stacks'. They'll be known as Extra 6109.
Now on the Bedford race track 1/87th scale Sir Neal feeds em the fuel and sends up a smoke and soot shower!
Rounding the curve at T&R Gravel 1/87th scale Sir Neal has the throttle in notch 8.
Extra 6109 roars up the grade past Hudson Coal towards Terminal Yard as 1/87th scale eases up on the throttle.