|The first car in the consist is the Rio Grande gondola. All my gondolas on my layout are heavily weathered, as you will see in the following.|
|CB&Q gondola. Notice weathering on trucks and wheels.|
|Santa Fe 60' waffle box car. MT car issued by Lowell Smith.|
Santa Fe 60' DD Hi Cube boxcar. MT car custom painted and decaled. Bx-138 class boxcar, modeled after photo from the book Santa FeFreight in Color...The Series.
|The covered gondolas from Micro Trains are really cool models, but way to shinny out of the box. Weathering on the coverings is a must.|
|Mildly weathered Chicago and Eastern Illinois gondola.|
|Couple of examples on a Detroit, Toledo and Ironton gon and a Western Pacific covered gondola.|
|I think this looks pretty cool! All slightly weathered.|
|Covered hopper with replacement hatch and evidence of repair on left.|
Custom painted and decaled 50' GN boxcar. You can see a prototype photo of this car on page 69 of the book "Great Northern Equipment Color Pictorial" by Scott R. Thompson.
UP center depressed flat car with load. Strapped down, and industrial decals added to whatever this thing is.
|Heavily weathered UP 60' single door boxcar.|
|Detail of the rust weathering flowing down from the top of car.|
Pyrofax Gas tank car, released originally by Atlas in very late 90's. The plastic railings are much improved over previous releases. This tank is still available today.
MR 60' waffle car, slightly weathered. I have another of these cars weathered much heavier. Yellow cars look great with a little rust applied. The photo robs the cars of the subtle weathering applied here.
You can see a video of this train on YouTube at the following link: