GP38 3520 is one of 61 purchased by the Santa Fe in 1970. The unit is equipped with a 3000 gallon fuel tank, dynamic brakes, and a factory installed rotary beacon. My model is mildly weathered.
All but one of the 89' trailers in this train are Micro Trains models. All are weathered to some degree. Here pictured are a couple of MT trailers, with the highlight being the Bicentennial white Santa Fe 40' trailer.
All the bracing for the trailers has been masked and sprayed silver, with many weathered to a gray color. Both of these trailers are custom painted and decaled.
Stock MT 45' Family Lines trailer and custom painted and decaled Santa Fe trailer. Both the SFTT and fully lettered Santa Fe 40' trailers were beautiful examples of Santa Fe's emphasis on modular traffic.
Gelco custom trailer with refrigeration unit and stock MT BN trailer.
Custom Preferred 102 trailer and NW unit shortened from 48 to 40'.
Since these photos were taken, all of my TOFC/COFC flat cars have the U-1 Stencil added. That is the black logo with a yellow circle stamped on, representing inspected for defective 33" wheels
|Two custom trailers. The Santa Fe trailer represents one where the rear panels have been replaced.|
|Stock MT trailers, both mildly weathered|
|Stock Rio Grande trailer and custom Santa Fe trailer|
|Both trailers custom painted and decaled|
|Preferred 45 trailer custom painted/decaled. Stock MT Conrail trailer with replacement panel|
|Both the Nevada Northern and the Rio Grande trailers are custom.|
The Southern 45'trailer is a Con Cor trailer with Micro Trains wheel sets, while the UP trailer is stock, but weathered. Hmm, in looking at this photo, I believe I will redo the wheel sets on the Southern trailer.
Both the Western Express trailer and the American Presidents Line Container on flat trailer are custom painted and decaled. The beautiful Red Caboose Waycar brings up the end of the train.
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