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Continuing east, we enter Jamestown yard, where the Pembina & Missouri Valley Southern branches off to the north. The P&MVS engine terminal. Near the yard is the Jamestown Trucking Terminal. Now we will head up the P&MVS line to Walhalla. The P&MVS uses the BN main for a short distance from Jamestown to Castleton. Between […]Read More The P&MVS, Part 2
Today the gang and I had a tour of Fred Gemmill’s BN+P&MVS Railroad. You can see the post about his layout from last year here. Enjoy the photos! We start our tour in the through staging yard, 10 tracks and a scale mile long. the west end is Bismarck, ND, while the east end represents […]Read More Revisiting Fred Gemmill’s P&MVS, Part 1
Today we stopped at the Spellman Rd. crossing for the SB Adirondack. It’s good to see it moving faster than 20 mph!Read More Railfanning Spellman Rd
I have done little things here and there over the past couple weeks on the layout. I saw this textured paint in Hobby Lobby, and thought it might look good. It kinda looks like ballast. Here is the corner of the layout I have been working on. I have no regrets taking off the 2×4 […]Read More Workin’ on the Railroad- This and That
On the way through Plattsburgh last week, I saw that the southbound was coming in, so we stopped and I tried a new view: the Cumberland Ave. overpass just north of the river. After waiting about 5 or 6 minutes for the train to highball, it came through with the usual P42(no more heritage PIII). -HarrisonRead More A New View at the Saranac River
Yesterday I 3D printed a 20 ft container. It does not have a floor, and I printed it upside down with 5% infill and minimal supporting. I also printed some 55 gallon drums. They took only 5 minutes to print! More printing coming soon. -HarrisonRead More Workin’ on the Railroad: 3D printing
Today a found out that the Amtrak Phase III heritage unit, #145 would be on the southbound Adirondack. This time, I decided to head for Wickhams Marsh in Port Kent, NY. The train shows up about 1:40.Read More PIII heritage back on the Adirondack!
On the way home from Detroit, we stopped in Buffalo. A westbound intermodal was stopped at the station. Within a few minutes, a westbound Amtrak came in. While the Amtrak was in the station, a locomotive slowly backed into track 2 and coupled onto the intermodal. Shortly after the Amtrak left, an eastbound oil train […]Read More Railfanning Buffalo Depew Station
While we were very busy in Detroit, we found some time to visit Delray Junction. We saw 5 trains over about 45 minutes over 2 days; not bad! The CSX-operated tower, the last manned tower in Detroit. On Friday, we stopped at Delray on the way to Woodhaven. A Norfolk Southern Intermodal was waiting north […]Read More Trekking to Detroit, Part 2: Delray Junction
On Tuesday, April 23rd, we set out for Detroit, MI, and the railfanning is told below: The first stop on the trip was Bayview Junction, the famous junction in Hamilton, ON. Unfortunately, nothing would be coming for another hour, so onward! In Windsor, ON, I grabbed a shot of the Ambassador Bridge against fading light. […]Read More Trekking to Detroit, Part 1: Bayview Junction, and the DPM
I am coming home from a trip to Detroit on Tuesday, so expect posts coming soon! The trip was great, as I got to ride the Detroit People Mover(DPM), railfan Delray Junction, and catch some trains on the way! In addition, we got a layout tour and will be railfanning on the way home tomorrow. […]Read More Detroit Trip Posts Coming Soon!
Today I stopped in Massena yard. No trains were coming through, but the Massena local was idling near the CSX office. There were some CSX MOW trucks at the office. The yard had more cars than Buff Point ever has. I’ll be off to Detroit tomorrow, so look for more railfanning soon! -HarrisonRead More Railfanning Massena Yard
Last Thursday I railfanned the D11. It was so windy my tripod almost blew over. CP GP20C-ECO #2285 pulled a covered hopper towards New York Ave. Next, they opened up the derail and shoved the car into the siding. I am going on a trip soon, so look for “Trackside Blogs” coming out. -HarrisonRead More Railfanning the D11