Last installment we left off with the 1/87th scale Engineer Ed and PC Ralph on qualifying runs to and from Selkirk and 1/87th scale Sir Neal breaking in two new E.B.R.R. GP9ms in addition to running the North Side Yard operations.
Meanwhile the N.Y.C.T.L. Paint Shop released some newly refurbished, painted and lettered Empire Belt Railroad rolling stock. Let's take a look at some of the new releases;
An Empire Belt 40' trailer painted using the Color Guide to Penn Central rolling stock book cover as inspiration.
The trailer is from Walthers. It's been stripped and repainted for the E.B.R.R.
An E.B.R.R. rib side hopper newly out of the shop. I think this is a ConCor model that's been stripped, painted and lettered.
From our last installment 1/87th scale Sir Neal has E.B.R.R. GP9m's 7278 and 7279 on their inaugural run from Terminal Yard to North Side Yard with Train EC-1.
The GP9ms roll across the Empire City viaduct.
A trio of new gondolas have been recently put into service including E.B.R.R. 509782.
Rolling across Hohman Ave and getting a wave from tower operator 1/87th scale Larry D.
E.B.R.R. GP9ms meet the NYC GP20s they'll relieve. Judicious moderating of both power sets should keep them both in good running condition for many years to come. The GP20s are only taking a well deserved break and they will return.
E.B.R.R. 509782 is a new release from the paint shop. I believe it is an old I.H.C. product.
With train EC-1 tied up 1/87th scale Sir Neal heads into the North Side Yard office to collect the necessary switch lists for this morning's train movements.
Armed with his switch list 1/87th scale Sir Neal has run the engines out of the east side yard entrance.
With 1/87th scale PC Ralph working mainline trains to and from Selkirk his hot rod shopping cart and Oscar Meyer weinermobile sit idle while the new E.B.R.R. trailer gets loaded.
The GP9ms have come back into North Side yard via the Hohman Ave entrance and 1/87th scale Sir Neal sets out a block of cars that will be picked up later by the L.I.R.R.
E.B.R.R. caboose 1605 protects the shove move as the train heads towards the east side.
That's it for now. Next installment we'll finish up with 1/87th scale Sir Neal working the engines during switching operations and a transfer run to Terminal Yard and get his report on the engines' performance.