Unit 5656 was built in May 1972 and delivered in the Yellow Stripe paint scheme. All 90 purchased were eventually repainted into the Yellow Warbonnet scheme, and equipped with air conditioning, high mounted air horns, window shades, and radio antennae. 5656 was mildly weathered, with rust showing around the air filter. You can faintly see where the yellow paint in that air filter has just about weathered away.
Custom painted 50' MT box car. The white door on a mineral brown box car generally indicated a food loading only car, as does the XF logo on the upper left of the car. Mildly weathered.
|Two mildly weathered MT 53' covered hoppers|
|Two mildly weathered MT Santa Fe covered hoppers|
Stock MT 50' cars. The Shock Control car has been sprayed with dullcote and represents a recent rebuild, while the CNW car as mildly weathered.
The stars of the next few photos are the various "Cats" on MT 50' flats. These models are made by Norscot Construction Minis.
|Two Cat 272E Excavators|
|ICG 50' flat with Caterpillar 906 Compact Wheel Loader|
|Cat 420E Backhoe Loader|
Excavators on a BN flat and a UP flat
|Two weathered 50' MT gondolas, B&O and WP|
These five gondolas are all loaded with aluminum, crushed into rectangular or square shapes.
|Frisco gondola and Ce-8 Wide Vision caboose|
A video of this train can be found on YouTube at:
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