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A Tour Of - 'Colonels Crossing & Benson'
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 Posted: Thu Nov 25th, 2010 01:20 pm
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A few pictures of my friend Andy’s D&H Alco, a DCC fitted model.


She is seen working the yard at Colonel’s Crossing.










I regret none of these photos exist now.

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A few more pictures of the D&H Alco RS-36 working around Colonel’s Crossing.



















I regret none of these photos now exist.

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This is one of my Alcos, a Century 420, it’s a Lima model that has been re-motored with a Mashima can motor. In its original form despite having a five pole motor and twin flywheels it ran appallingly, more like a Triang X03, so that re-motoring was a must. She is seen working in the yard at Benson outside the continental grain company elevator, I always think these look rather elegant.



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This selection of pictures features the older of my Rock Island SW1500 switchers in the bankruptcy blue livery seen working in the yard at Colonel‘s Crossing. The actual locomotive no 947 was a slug mother and worked at Armourdale yard.



I use mine for transfer freights from the RI interchange which exists only in my imagination. The model itself is an early blue box Athearn with added details.

I very much regret these photos no longer exist, nor does the layout so they cannot be replicated.

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More like what a d-cell  should look like! Now if it was just a Baldwin-----:)

You have an impressive fleet, and the paint and weathering is top notch.

Thanks for sharing all the pictures with us.

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You mention Baldwins Herb, I only have one on my roster so here are a few pictures of it. All taken of her working the west yard at Benson. It is a Southern Pacific S12 that was modified to work 24 hours a day in the yards in San Fransisco. In reality they were traded in I think but I assume one was kept and used in Arkansas. I think its regular crew are fond of it and keep it clean and tidy. The model is a much modified Athearn with a Mashima can motor. I must say I like it as it makes a change from my mainly EMD and Alco switchers.










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I have a soft spot in my head for Baldwins, as they were made about 15 miles from where I live. My favorite Baldwin is the VO1000.


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I have been sorting through my photograph files and have come across a few that have not been seen before. They are in two sections the first group were all taken at Colonel’s Crossing. As things have quiet on the picture posting front I thought you might like to see these.



Part of the original loading bay at the side of the bauxite ore loading plant which is no longer used and is now derelict. It is made from odds and ends in scrap box.



A view showing the sand drying hut and inspection pit at the engine house. The hut was scratch built using a plan in Model Railroader magazine of a BN prototype.



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Love the Decay in the old loading plant.

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I’m glad you approve Captain










A selection of shots showing KAP Lumber’s yard next to the grade crossing. They are forestry and agricultural contractors, hence the variety of tractors in the yard.



The office building is a kit of a building site office, but I can’t remember what make it is. It is a depository for all sorts of junk as like most farmers they never seem to throw anything away.



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