|SD45 5512, straight from the paint shop in San Bernardino.|
General Electric U36C, created from a U30C Kato frame and a N Scale of Nevada (now OOB) U36C conversion kit. You can occasionally find these kits on Ebay. Custom painted with the normal roof additions.
Santa Fe SD39 4015. Please refer to my April 15, 2013 blog for a thorough review of the SD39's on my roster (three). This particular unit represents a freshly repainted unit.
The Milwaukee Road covered hopper started out as a MT silver car. Heavily weathered with rust tones adds a realistic touch.
Two 50' cars, a MR reefer and a UP Hi Cube box car. the refrigerated unit is from Micro Trains. The Hi Cube car featured an extended roof top used mainly for appliance loading. The reefer had it's roof walk removed. Both cars are heavily weathered.
|MT Cotton Belt 50' plug and sliding door box car. The gondola is a BN model loaded with crushed scrap metal.|
This 61' 4" insulated plug door box is one of 35 in the Bx-171 class. One of it's prime uses is to carry beer for the Coors Brewery in Golden Colorado. The car is heavily weathered. I have several "beer cars" on my layout.
Western Pacific's version of the beer car. Yellow lettering on brown paint, with a aluminum roof top. These fine models come from Red Caboose.
I have had these cars in my collection for so long that I can't remember who produced them. All four cars are lightly weathered and feature Gold Medal Models photo etch upgrades.
These cars were used for shipments of fluids within and for the Santa Fe Railroad.
|Relatively stock MT car, with roof walk removed, lightly weathered.|
|Earlier version of a Western pacific beer car.|
Custom painted 50' insulated box car. The aluminum door retains it's natural color. The decals on the right were custom made. Atlas later came out with this very car. *(see below)
|Custom painted plug and sliding door 50' MT car.|
|Two very different hoppers on the Santa Fe. Both models upgraded with Gold Medal Models photo etching.|
|Custom painted double plug door 50' MT car.|
|Another Santa Fe beer car|
|And another as well as a Rio Grande beer car.|
BN beer car and custom painted refrigerator car. This car has the billboard Santa Fe lettering, as opposed to the "Ship and Travel..." logo on the stock MT car.