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A Tour Of - 'Colonels Crossing & Benson'
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A few more pictures taken on Andy’s last visit.

The RS27 he bought second hand and already had some rather poor weathering done to it. I have tried to improve with a few thin washes and a little work with a dry brush. Like all his models it is all singing and dancing, with lights and sounds.



An un-retouched picture of the GBW Alco RS27 rolling over the grade crossing in Benson west yard.


Another view of the GBW Alco showing the other side of the loco.


316 passing the general store, the lights have been re-touched.


316 in the east yard by the weigh bridge office.

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Arkansas Feed Co a picture taken on a Sunday morning with no activity at all.


A D&H Alco# 404 on a track of the fiddle yard.


D&H Alco #5023 on the pulp wood loading track, the man on the front porch seems to rolling a cigarette.

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Volvo pulpwood loader in the east yard.


View of the two track fiddle yard which just looks like part of the yard.

I’m rather pleased with this as it works well but is unobtrusive. The smaller original Benson was L shaped and had a fiddle yard hidden behind a scenic break. It looked fine but was not very practical for making up trains.

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I was having a tidy up in the railway room and I came across these black and white photographs taken of the Rock Island taken in the 1950's.








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It's a long time since I posted anything so I thought a few pictures using my new camera, just trying out its capabilities might be of interest. I'm very pleased with it so far given its modest cost, it was on offer at half price.

The photos show an EMD SW1500 wearing Missouri Pacific livery which it carried for a short while when the UP took over Missouri Pacific. The loco is seen pushing cars around Benson West yard one morning.








A St Louis South Western, better known as the Cotton Belt GP60 is seen lurking in the yard at Benson. These powerful four axle road switchers were used mainly on high speed piggy back trailer service trains.


The brakeman is seen getting train orders from the yardmaster.

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Nice photos Peter. Great work and good to see more anytime. These last photos should interest my buddies Mopman and Dave C...Mop is Mopac (what will he think about the SW painted in UP colors??) and Dave is Cotton Belt. Your new camera is doing great, certainly does the job but then it has great modeling to document.

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Thanks Woodie, you are too kind.

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My old buddy Andy Knott came up a few weeks ago and brought with him his latest acquisitions. He took a few photos of them working in the yard at Benson.
They are all Atlas models with lights and sound.






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I must apologise the B&A locomotives are simple DC only. Andy bought them in the States when visiting some years ago. They are Atlas models so I did get one thing right. Put it down to a senior moment.

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