A site for the Model Railway Layout named Barcoola. This is take on Tarcoola SA the junction between the Trans Australian Railway and the Central Australian Railway.
Now incorporating "A Town like Alice", my take on Alice Springs.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Bill and Scotts most excellent adventure part 2
Heres some more shots from the trip, we managed to cover Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Three of these states I had not been before.
On day one out of Benson AZ is the SanPedro and Southwestern Railroad, the roster is two GP30s They service a Transload facility in Benson, (this is a really cool modeling feature of modern shortlines)
heading south to service the Ammunition plant.
The San Pedro Southwestern use this ex Rio Grande hopper car as a protector - spacer car for hazardous chemical movements.
On the UP main, endless parade of UP power.
the San Pedro Southwestern has an industrial switching operation at Wilcox AZ
Bill getting a "Jerky" shot
Catching us on the hop was Amtrak's Sunset Limited, doing all of its 80 miles and hour!
Arizona Eastern Railway, Globe turn and Lordsburg turn do their gentle ballet as they swap loading at Lordsburg NM.
On the high iron out of Lordsburg, the globe turn gets its hustle on with four Baby Boats (B40-8) up front.
Waiting for a new crew at Saffton AZ.
With a new Crew onboard the Globe turn, runs past the Saffton depot.