A Day On The A & T 2nd set

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Cinnibar, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    These photos won’t win any contests but they DO show how we operate on the A & T R.R.

    Now that the engines have been serviced and things have been swapped at the sawmill, everyone grabs a cup of coffee and waits for ‘SPFEB’ which is the Southern Pacific’s eastbound freight out of El Paso (staging) headed east to San Antonio. It’s a “Peddler” so it makes many stops along the way setting out and picking up eastbound freight.

    The first picture in this series of event(s) is the S.P.’s heavy 2-8-2 “Mike” chugging upgrade to Alpine.

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  2. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    The Cut Off

    Here it makes the cut-off onto A & T trackage.

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  3. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Arriving Alpine

    Finally the “Mike” coasts into Alpine with set-outs for the A & T.

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  4. zeeglen

    zeeglen Member

    You don't think so? Very well done! Thanks for posting these.
  5. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Swapping Cars

    A & T’s Ol’ No.10 is normally assigned switching duties at Alpine yard. Here it has pulled out onto the main and coupled up to the cars to be dropped at Alpine. It takes the S.P. caboose with and the S.P. crew goes into the Yardmaster’s Office for coffee and waybill sorting.

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  6. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    The Eastbounds

    With the set-outs pulled into track 3, Ol’ No.10 does a run-around, grabs the eastbound cars out of the eastbound holding track, and is in the process of pushing them out onto the main for the S.P. loco to back into them.

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  7. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member


    No.10 sits idle as ‘SPFEB’ pulls out of Alpine on it’s way down the line to San Antonio (staging). Next to come will be the “All Stops” passenger train out of El Paso. Maybe over the Thanksgiving weekend I can get a couple more “events”.
    I guess Canada has already done that but you guys all have a great week also!

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  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Thanks for the Thanksgiving well wishes and for the great pictures! You created a very believeable exhaust effect coming out of the stack!
  9. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Some more beautiful photos from A&T country!
    Thanks for sharing!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  10. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Excellent and a happy Turkey Day to you also!
  11. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member


    Zeeglen, Ralph, and Charlie,

    Thanks for the kind words. I'm having a lot of fun doing this and actually running the schedule while I do it all. The beauty of the car-card system - you can stop and when you start again, you know where you are. It will be pretty cool to have an entire "Day" on a CD when I get it all done. :D
  12. marc gast

    marc gast Member

    S.P. Pacific (Model Power)

    Saw one of the new Model Power Pacifics at the Lansing Model Railroad Club's train show /swap meet in Lansing, MI this past Sunday. Wow, very nice and I couldn't believe the carrying case it comes in. Reminds me of the good ol' Honer Harmonica cases. Way too cool! Lots of other great items there also (picked up another Little River 2-4-4-2 (Oriental Powerhouse model HO).
    The LanTrak has a very well detail module group.
    Waiting to see a through S.P. passenger train from El Paso through Terliqua soon. Your photos never fail to surprise me Jack. A work train would be fitting on the layout. Opps, the cat's out of the bag now. Check you mail box soon.

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