The Last of "A Day on the A & T"

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Cinnibar, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    This will be the last in my series from “A Day on the A & T”. The return trains to Alpine would be a bit redundant. But for those of you who have taken a look you have pretty much seen how an operating session on the A. & T. R.R. is accomplished. It takes from three to four real time hours to run “a day”. It is a lot of fun having friends over for a session and we always have lots of great times and conversations. It’s a great hobby isn’t it! For those of you who commented .........THANK YOU VERY MUCH - they were much appreciated.

    So, lastly, loads get sorted, empties get spotted and trains are made up for the return trip to Alpine.

    No.7 chugs past behind “Ed’s Mining Supplies” as it shoves empty reefers into the “Smith’s Produce” siding..................

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  2. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Spotting Cars

    Five stock cars have already been spotted at the “Big Bend Stockyards” and No.7 is shoving yet another reefer into Smith’s............................

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  3. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member


    Despite the heat, Terlingua bustles with activity. No.6 is about to cross main street on the way to the turntable. ....................................

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  4. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Back to Alpine

    The Alpine bound passenger train departs pass the water tank while No. 6 waits with loaded ore cars. Passengers who get back to Alpine will have to spend the night at the “Gage Hotel” as there are no S.P. passenger trains until the next morning. The loaded ore cars will be held at the Alpine yard until morning also. The S.P. freight out of San Antonio will pick them up for the trip to the El Paso Smelter................

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  5. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    T-Turn Departs

    Eagle Head Mountain looks down on the Terlingua yards as the North bound T-Turn does a break line test before departing for Alpine..................

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  6. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Last Train Out

    The “Alpine Cattlemen’s Association’s” drover's caboose rolls out of Terlingua and into “Stop Gap Tunnel”. It’s about 5:00pm “layout time” and except for the Silver Dollar Saloon, things will be pretty quiet in Terlingua until the next “Day on the A & T”..................................... :)

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  7. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Very cool!

    I love all the details! One could imagine being there. :)
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for the railfan trip Cinnibar
    Most interesting and really very well done.
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great series!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Thanks for the trip.
  10. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Thanks for taking us along for the ride Cinnabar!
  11. narrowsteam

    narrowsteam New Member

    Jack, Nice photos your railroad looks awsome every time I see it.
  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Great modeling, & photos, Cinnibar, as always! :thumb:
    Hopefully, you will continue to post photos of your modeling is always very inspiring to me!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  13. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    I enjoyed the trip! :cool:
  14. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Thanks All!


    Thanks for the kind comments. I finished up with 46 pictures of the A & T doing this series. It was a lot of fun sharing the A & T with the "world". I used some software that came with my computer to burn a CD, with music no less, so the A & T has been preserved for the future and I like that idea. Now I can get back to work on some of the other projects that have been waiting for attention, Tortise switch machines, some detection for my staging yards, weathering some engines and rolling stock - back to work.
    If I get anything interesting going I'll certainly post it on "The Gauge".
    Thanks Again!! :D
  15. marc gast

    marc gast Member

    A & T


    Nice work as always.

    A CD of this would really be an addition to my collection.

    Any extras available?


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