Been off doing other things for a bit, life, rockets, health, model RR club - you know, the usual distractions.
Turn 50 this month so I splurged and just ordered this for a happy birthday to me http://carstensbookstore.com/secolifalira.html Seaboard Coast Line & Family Lines Railroad 1967-1986 - A CSX Predecessor by William E. Griffin, Jr. Seaboard Coast Line & Family Lines Railroad by William E. Griffin, Jr. Item# A17347 $34.95 About this item This new book brings together great Seaboard Coast Line photos and text to form a cohesive history of this important system that combined two of the greatest Southeastern railroads (Seaboard Air Line and Atlantic Coast Line) and set the stage for the merger with Chessie System that resulted in today’s CSX in 1986. Author Bill Griffin, a veteran railroad writer and CSX retiree was a long-time official of Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac, tells the story of this modern giant as it reorganized and consolidated the facilities and operations of Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line , followed later by Louisville & Nashville and Clinchfield railroads, finally joining Chessie to form CSX. Much material on SCL’s high-class passenger service that was operated at a very high level long after many other railroads had given up. Hardbound, 160 pages.
Also see Bachmann is coming out with HO scale ACL GP30 and SAL GP40 each with their DCC on board.
Now, gotta figure how to finagle the SSD to finance the beasts.
____________________ See y'all later, Forrest. Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere