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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Rio Grande GP60 working in the yard at Broadoak, probably working off horse power hours.











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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been having problems for some time with the site I use to upload my photos and think it may be about to stop working altogether.
So I have been experimenting using Flickr and this is the result.




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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Another picture of an Alco for those of us who are addicted. This time it is the
Talbot Valley #9, an RS1 is seen burbling away in the yard at Broadoak one lunchtime while the crew take a break for beans.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An ex Illinois Central U-boat on test switching the yard at Broadoak. The I&W are considering purchasing the locomotive with a view to re-building it in their workshops at Rosston then re selling it to another short line. (The more observant will notice the addition of a fuel filler in the third photo.)
The workshops at Rosston are all in my imagination of but make a good excuse to run almost anything on the property. Your own imagination is one of the most useful tools a modeller can have I think.







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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another locomotive seen here at Broadoak, is one that has been recently purchased from the BN. It is an EMD SW1500 end cab switcher which when photographed was still to be lettered. This will become one of the I&W switcher fleet as they are a versatile locomotive being equally at home switching a yard on doing a road job. This makes it ideal for hiring out to other shortlines as well as working in the I&W yards at Benson







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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of shots of a very grubby SP SD45 making up a train of pulpwood flats. She looks as if she has just been pulled out of the middle of a helper set which would account for her grimy appearance.







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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A group of SP power working in the yard at Broadoak featuring the grubby SD45 and very clean SW1500.
After the SD45 departs for the SP main line an SP GP60 arrives to take out another load of grain cars which the SW1500 has just made into a train.













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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadoak wrote:
... She looks as if she has just been pulled out of the middle of a helper set which would account for her grimy appearance.


Watch the back end of this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlQwhEfLOu0

I don't envy the crew on those pushers. Shocked
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Broadoak



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nor do I Bob, that is just clouds of coal dust.
Perhaps the crews on the pusher set are issued with breathing apparatus.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will be relieved to know that this is the last post featuring photographs taken on Broadoak experimental part of the UK shunting plank.
It has now been changed back into a more appropriate English backscene.
It made a change for the period while I was without an internet connection and provided a different background for taking pictures of some of my stock.
This last selection features a couple of my favourites, the SP liveried Cadillac and the clean SP SW1500.











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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We now move back to the Benson layout itself having concluded the Broadoak experiment.
Firstly we find a DRGW GP60 making up its own small train in Benson east yard, there being a shortage of yard switchers that day. The DRGW geep is seen collecting an empty liquid fertiliser tank car from the premises of R E Lee Farm Supplies. Having made up a small train the loco leaves the yard past Arkansas Feed Co and heads for the SP main line.









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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Sunday fix for all you Alco addicts, these photos were taken recently by my old buddy Andy Knott on one of his visits. The locomotive featured is an ex CP Alco C424 but now on the Morristown & Erie roster. She is seen arriving with a train of loaded covered hoppers.












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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By way of a change here are a series of pictures of BN end cab switcher, still wearing the attractive Great Northern livery, seen shuffling cars in the yard.
Although a relatively small layout it is fun and interesting to operate and by taking a few pictures at the same time adds a new dimension.













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