An Easter Critter and two Cabeese :D

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by jon-monon, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great photos John. It is heartbreaking though to see those poor cabeese. Neat little critter though.
  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    great shots Jon the critter looks to be a small GE made. the last pic is called a fareswheel(sp) trencher and your right it should be a exhibit:D
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Ya, it seems like a shrunken 44 tonner. It seem unique to the under 40 ton GE's I've seen, because it's a center cab. Never saw a 15 or 25 ton in person, but this one looks likes it's that small soakin' wet. All the 15's and 25's I've seen are end cab.
  4. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    Jon this is why i think it is a GE:D the trucks are differnt but the body looks the same made in 30 to 45 ton
  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Yes, I'm almost certain it's a GE. Got the GE lookin' windows (cab) and grill. So, you think it might be a 35 ton? Awefully small, but maybe so. I expected it was smaller, but it's hard to gauge, since these critters are so hard to find around here.

    Thanks for the pic and info Jim!
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Jon,
    The cabeese look great, but that loco is excellent as a critter to model. Its not unlike the Bachmann 44 tonne they put out.
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    That critter is either still in use, or very recently retired, the ADM logo looks like a newer version.
  8. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Pete, it is still employed by the grain elevator in Brookston. It's usually evasive, and not sitting out in the open like that. This is the first glance I got that I could even tell it was a ceter cab (drive by there fairly frequently). I could sense there was a critter in the bushes.

    Shamus, the bachmann is also a GE, but this one is considerably smaller. Have a heck of a time powering it in standard gauge, but n30, would be a cakewalk, just need a small swithcer one scale down :D
  9. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    That off the federal highway between Linden and Crawfordsville?
  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Brian, I have heard there is one up that way, US 231, but this is on Sate Road 43, about 15 miles North of Lafayette (in Lafayette, 43 is AKA North River Road). Coming off I-65, SR 30 crosses 43 in Brookston, and could be a better route (please consult a map). The elivator is on the North end of Brookston, on the right while heading North. I actually had planned on attempting to enter the elevator on the return trip and try to find the ellusive critter. I guess it knew I was comingand came out of hiding :D

    The curving road is 43, the tracks run right by the elevator, and there are a lot of trees in between obscuring the view. I would guess they are friendly outside of harvest time.

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