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A Tour Of - 'Colonels Crossing & Benson'
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 Posted: Wed Feb 18th, 2015 04:07 pm
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Just caught up on the latest pix Peter...

...the big SP is a MONSTER ! ... Nice !

Great to see your new trackplan...

...Can figure out some of the switching moves better.

Fab close-ups !

Cheers.

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A few shots of an I&W ex. DRGW Alco S2 end cab switcher in the yard at Benson.

Peter M



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good looking switcher  :2t:



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Yes Dwyane, not very well detailed by today's standards but a superb performer. One of the best I think, plus of course it's an Alco.

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By way of a change I have taken a few pictures of a couple of my smallest switchers going about their daily jobs in the yard at Benson.
The yellow switcher TVRR# 43, another 60 tonner is an ex Bethlehem Steel loco and is used mainly at a local feed mill where she spends her day switching car loads in and empties out.
She is seen here working in the yard at Benson following a major service.













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Couple of good looking switchers, Peter.

Please take this as a helpful suggestion, rather than criticism, but the hood end coupler on 105 looks like it could benefit from a dose of Viagra.

Just trying to straighten things out---

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Yes I can see what you mean Herb, it does look a bit droopy.
It works fine and probably looks worse in the photo than it is in real life.
It doesn't foul on the magnets between the tracks so I think I will leave it for now.
Just goes to show you guys are really paying attention.

Kind regards Peter M

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Hi Peter.

You should be careful.

Any snails crossing the tracks...

...might get scooped up, blocking the 'air-hoses' !

Could be a DISASTER for yard efficiency.

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The 60 tonner TVRR #53 was given to me on my 53rd birthday by my old friend Bill Gates. He did the conversion from two 44 ton bodies that he cut and shut and added some more details. This gives the little loco a backwoods look which I find rather appealing. She spends most of her time nowadays doing MOW work at weekends.

















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I like the looks of Diesel #53.
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