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 Posted: Mon Mar 12th, 2018 06:14 pm
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A locomotive that is not to everyone’s  taste I know, I am posting some more photos of my pair of SP F7’s. I really like them, they have a certain grace about them to my mind while still looking purposeful. I suspect if you asked anyone who is not a railroad fan what an American diesel looked like this would be what they described.
The fiction being that the I&W are considering purchasing them from the SP for the regular pulp wood trains to the mill in Louisiana. Just like the real Louisiana & North West Railroad did in fact.











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 Posted: Sun Mar 25th, 2018 04:49 pm
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Always a popular subject for a picture we see a TVRR Alco S2 switching grain cars at Broadoak yard.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 27th, 2018 07:00 pm
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 Posted: Tue Mar 27th, 2018 07:02 pm
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A Rio Grande GP60   working  in the yard at Broadoak, probably working off horse power hours. Not an easy locomotive to photograph, without a bit of gentle weathering, they look rather flat and don‘t show a lot of detail.











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 Posted: Tue Mar 27th, 2018 07:10 pm
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An ex Illinois Central U-boat on test switching the yard at Broadoak. The I&W are considering purchasing the locomotive with a view to re-building it in their workshops at Rosston then re selling it to another short line. (The more observant will notice the addition of a fuel filler in the third photo.)
The workshops at Rosston are all in my imagination of but make a good excuse to run almost anything on the property. Your own imagination is one of the most useful tools a modeller can have I think.










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 Posted: Wed Mar 28th, 2018 02:46 pm
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Another locomotive seen here at Broadoak, is one that has been recently purchased from the BN. It is an EMD SW1500 end cab switcher which when photographed was still to be lettered. This will become one of the I&W switcher fleet as they are a versatile locomotive being equally at home switching a yard on doing a road job. This makes it ideal for hiring out to other shortlines as well as working in the I&W yards at Benson







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 Posted: Wed Mar 28th, 2018 02:58 pm
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A couple of shots of a very grubby SP SD45 making up a train of pulpwood flats. She looks as if she has just been pulled out of the middle of a helper set which would account for her grimy appearance.







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 Posted: Thu Mar 29th, 2018 12:07 pm
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A group of SP power working in the yard at Broadoak featuring the grubby SD45 and very clean SW1500.After the SD45 departs for the SP main line an SP GP60 arrives to take out another load of grain cars which the SW1500 has just made into a train.






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 Posted: Fri Mar 30th, 2018 04:18 am
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Hi Peter, you can't beat the older locos from the US, I noticed in your 291st post your two SP FA/B locos, my late uncle left me his train collection, had 15 locos and they were like your loco's. I don't know what a lot of them are as some of them don't have hand rails and want to get the right ones, some need a bit of TLC, could you tell from a pic ??

He had an Athearn F7/A  and Santa Fe life like F/A loco , I decided to buy two more, one an Athearn F7/A powered switched the shell for my Uncles and bought a F7 powered chassis, four powered units, had two F7/B unpainted shells they be painted to Santa Fe colour scheme. 

I am not sure if I will model the El Capitan or Super Chief, have only painted the two B units in under coat, turned out ok , soon will buy the right silver paint to spray the to locos and decals as well.
 How long is your layout, what I have seen so far is very impressive indeed, I be happy to just finish my layout just to run train, scenes to come later.

Happy Easter,

Tony from down under.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 30th, 2018 12:24 pm
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Tony the section the recent photographs have been taken on is only temporary and is about four feet long and is called Broadoak. The main permanent is layout is called Benson and is thirteen feet long.
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