Help, i need loco storage track?

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by trainsteve2435, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. hello everyone, im modeling the AT&SF post 1970's on a small ficticious short line and need to know if there is a such thing a place used to store locos when there not being used or on a turn around? im not talking about a yard or loco facility, remember, this is a branch line out in the middle of no where. any ideas or pictures or comments are really appreciated, im at the point where i need to decide if i have room for something like this or not. Sorry if this is a stupid question!:rolleyes:
  2. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    I saw something like that in Trains magazine a few months ago. One locomotive on a shortline RR. They just used a metal building large enough for the loco.
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    What Jim said - big steel shed, or nothing. If nothing, there's probably at least a fence around the area...

  4. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    I'm doing this on my layout. It's from Pikestuff and is modular in that you can build it in a variety of ways.....They have many different buildings, this one is called the Atkinson Engine Facility....Rix Products
    I'll try to find more pics....

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  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    If the branchline is old enough, there might be a building left over from steam days. This might be brick or wooden (probably not stone). All sorts of engine sheds for this.
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Here in So Cal. they frequently just park the locomotive on a siding out of the way of the main line when the branch line locomotives are not in use.

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