Custom painted 50' Shock Control car, and double plug sliding door Shock Control car, part of the Western Roads five pack.
UP 60 ft. double door box, which is a recent Atlas car, with the multi colored "automated rail way" logo on white a background. Mildly weathered, but I should weather it heavier due to its longevity on the rails.
|Two Micro Trains 60' Bulkhead flat cars, carrying a load of crated machinery products. (Or something or other!)|
Nicely weathered 50' box, manufactured by Roundhouse Models in the 80's. Note weathered wheels and trucks.
|Couple of 36' covered hoppers, mildly weathered.|
Love Frisco yellow cars, as they are easy to weather and look great!
|Two mildly weathered UP cars.|
Two different paint schemes on the same 55' covered hopper, in order of their appearance on the system. Both models have Gold Medal Models (GMM) etched brass roofwalks.
I have several of these 50' D&RWG cars on the Needles Division. Fortunately, they came in more than one number. I just think the paint scheme is very cool looking and they also weather easily.
|Heavily weathered BN, 55 foot covered hopped, This is an old Atlas car updated with (GMM) walkways.|
Shell covered hopper, again old Atlas car updated with (GMM) walkways. (Oops, just noticed these hoppers need their black and white Consolidated Stencil Panels. These panels contain car maintenance records. I will take care of that!)
|This might just be a Soo Line plug box, ya think? Note DF logo (Damage Free), yet with non roller bearing Bettendorf trucks!|
A great little 50' boxcar from MRC Corp., one of the first I purchased, and one of my favorites on the Needles Division. I removed the roof walk, and then removed the paint, and custom painted and decaled this car. One of the first I did. Long time ago. Yellow weathers easily! A Ce-8 wide vision caboose brings up the rear of the train. This beautiful caboose is from Atlas.
A video of this train is posted on YouTube at: