|ATSF 60' gondola, heavily weathered as all gondolas should be. There are two in this train, but just one pictured.|
Former Mechanical Reefer, now a plug door box, as the quick paint patch indicates. The diesel refrigerator motor has been removed.
|Heavily weathered 55' covered hopper. I added Gold Medal Models etched brass walkways to this car.|
|Heavily weathered BN 50'plug door box|
A not so stock Micro Trains car. I removed the "Ship and Travel..." logo and replaced it with Santa Fe billboard lettering. I really like the looks of this car now.
A very, very old Burlington covered hopper and a heavily weathered NP covered hopper. I cannot remember the manufacturers of these cars.
|MT GN covered hopper and Santa Fe covered hopper of a completely different design.|
|More covered hoppers, weathered|
|Close up on a Frisco covered hopper. I believe this and previous model hoppers of this design were manufactured by Athearn.|
Addendum: Brad (of Tracks Across Nevada) informs me that the Airslide hoppers were manufactured by Atlas. Thanks, Brad.
|BN 50' plug door box from Micro Trains.|
|50' Kansas City Southern outside braced 50' plug door box, mildly weathered and a heavily weathered CB&Q covered hopper.|
|First appearance of "Beer Tankers" or "Shorty Tankers"|
|These cars carried many different liquids, but never beer.|
Custom painted Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy 40'boxcar. I added an 8 ft. door per the prototype, then weathered it. The DF logo refers to "Damage Free". UP covered hopper nicely weathered.
|Stock MT Shock Control car|
|Heavy weathering and light weathering|
|Custom painted Burlington DD 50' boxcar, lightly weathered|
|Lightly weathered Detroit, Toledo and Ironton 50' plug door box.|
|Surface rust on this WP 55 ft. covered hopper from Micro Trains|
Damage Free 50' boxcar, paint scheme from the 60's. Atlas caboose completely revamped with caboose parts from MT, including trucks, end rails and ladders, smokestack, and couplers, and then custom painted and decaled.
A video of this train can be seen on YouTube at: