Pics From Back Home

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Cannonball, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    A few shots from back home.

    The Stockport, IA P-Vine Line Museum and A CB&Q 4-6-4 engine at the BNSF yards in Burlington Iowa.

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    That little station is just begging to be modelled! :)
  3. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    No doubt about that! If anything, you should draw it up from the pictures you have and submit it into this contest...
  4. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    I couldn't agree more. That little beauty as "model me" written all over it.
    Kind of sad seeing that engine sitting there. But, at least it is still around and we can hope it will be restored some day.

  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    That old steamer has been sitting there since before I can remember.
    We have one in the park here in St. Joseph as well. I just need to remember to grab pics of it one of these days.

    I agree that the little station would be fun to model.
    I just have no skills do do it.
  6. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Actualy, it looks alot like the Atlas Maywood station to me.
  7. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Cannonball, I might take a shot at modeling this building. Would you mind if I use your pictures?

  8. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Cannonball, you could actually model a simplified version of that station with just a little more work than building an Atlas kit.

    You would just need a few windows & doors which Grandt Line sells. A file...small drill...a hobby knife...ruler...some styrene...and some glue.

    Evergreen Scale Models sells Board & Batten siding. You'd just draw the sides of the station in scale...cut them out...and tape them to the plastic. You'd then cut it out. For the windows/ drill a hole in each corner and connect the "dots" with a hobby knife. File things so that the Grandt Line windows/doors fit. You then glue the windows in and glue the sides together. cut out a piece or two of either cardstock or plastic and stick it on the top. Voila.

    I saw that hudson as a little kid. I love it. The Burlington hudson's were my favorite western road hudsons.
  9. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I don't know about that particular engine; but in the course of doing some research on the Santa Fe, I found out that most of the locomotives the Santa Fe donated to various towns and cities along their right of way had the boilers filled with cement! I guess they were afraid of a locomotive gitting picked up and moved to another county in "tornado alley!"
  10. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    Or they did that so they could say it couldn't be steam up again and get credit for retiring them. UP used to cut out the serial number from the boiler/firebox and send it to some government agency to prove the engine had been retired I've been told. I hadn't heard of the Santa Fe cement before.

  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures.
  12. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I think the cement was only in the midwest "tornado alley". 3751 was retired to a park in San Bernardino, where it sat for many years before a nonprofit organization was formed to restore it to service. The 3751 still belongs to that nonprofit corporation and is not owned by the BNSF. BNSF uses the engine for some of it's business specials because it is a part of Santa Fe's history, but the ownership puts it in a different catagory than the UP's FEF or Challenger or the NW's J. In the same way the SP GS4 and train set in Portland is actually owned by the city of Portland, Oregon, and not by the UP.
  13. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I know this has been awhile back, but if you really want to model that little station, go ahead and use the pics. She would make a great model and you're more than welcome to use them.
  14. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    here in milton IA, we have the same type of station, looks to be identical, our station was a C,B & Q. last train came through in the 1960's. tracks are gone now. but last year the town got a grant and has remodeled the outside. now they are going to start on the inside. i have ran my trains inside of it for miltons fall festival a couple of times now. Milton is not to far from stockport maybe 30 min, 45min at the most. i think stockport and milton was just to stops on the same line.

    if anyone wants more pics to model it i will get some if you want.
  15. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I know that CB&Q stood for Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy. I know where Chicago is and thanks to this thread I now know where Burlington is, but Where is Quincy?
  16. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    Quincy IL. south side on IL, on the river.

    Yahoo! Maps, Driving Directions, and Traffic.
  17. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Thanks, Ozzy

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