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A Tour Of - 'Colonels Crossing & Benson'
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I’m afraid Si this is the best I can do with regard to a plan. The layout is fourteen feet long and two feet narrowing down to 18 inches wide. The two back tracks on the right hand side serve as a fiddle yard. This works well as they look like a couple of tracks in the yard. I hope this makes sense to you.





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Here are a few pictures of a pair of F7A’s still wearing their SP livery but now on The I&W short line roster. They are the power on a pulpwood train on its way to Louisiana and the Continental Can factory there.



An I&W Alco S2 is seen pulling a couple of box cars. Then again passing the Arkansas Feed Co. premises pushing a small cut of covered hoppers in the yard at Benson. Then we see a close up of a pneumatic trailer of chicken feed pellets for delivery locally. The trailer came with a much more modern tractor unit which I felt was not right being far too modern. So it is now pulled by a White Freightliner tractor unit with a V12 Detroit Diesels engine, which I think looks better for my period

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Some more photos for the Alco-holics this time taken by me on Andy’s last visit. This time there is a bonus with some photos of a Delaware & Lackawanna C420 switching cars at Benson.
I also managed to get a few shots of the Morristown & Erie Alco working in the yard as well at the same time.








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Another fix for the Alco-holics this time featuring the Morristown & Erie C424 seen lurking in various parts of Benson yard. These are more of the pictures I took on Andy’s last visit, but it is one of his locos, the usual all singing and dancing job.









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We come now to the end of that Alco session, I am sure there will be more, Andy seems unable to resist them. Not that there is anything wrong with that. So the last couple of shots show the two Alcos tied up while the crew head off to a nearby diner for some beans.



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A typical mid week scene at Benson, nothing exotic just TVRR geep #8 working in the yard.  She has been rebuilt in the I&W shops at Rosston to a full GP18 specification and is now 1800 hp. She is joined later in the day by an SP SD45 looking slightly less than immaculate on a train of empty boxcars that will be loaded with lumber.



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It seems the site that I uploaded my photographs on postimage.org is currently not working, so all my images have gone. I have had my suspicions for some time and recently started using Flickr instead.
This is the third time this has happened to me and if Flickr folds up I will not be posting any more photographs.
I am not the only one affected apparently some 140 million images are affected.
As there has been little interest in my postings of late this will be the last.


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