Monday, June 28, 2010

Car Loads Along the B&M

There are many types of rolling stock that carry loads that can be seen by the railfan trackside. Above we have an elevated view of the Conley Lumber and Coal facility where a loaded hopper has just arrived and will be unloaded using the conveyer system just in view to the right.


During a train operating session, the Conley crew returns an empty hopper to North Dover where the North Dover crew will provide an "assist" as the two crews exchange the empty for a load. I enjoy watching as two crews work cooperatively to move freight along the system.


Here is an interesting load. Trevor Marshall made this flatcar model with its load of tractors which soon will be offloaded via the team track. A team track is such a valuable industry on any model railroad as a great variety of freight cars can be spotted beside the elevated ramp.

Flatcar loads are always fascinating to me. This Northern Timber Company flat was a gift from my good friend, Jacques Thuot. Jacques' layout has been featured in Model Railroader as well as Great Model Railroads!


Railfans along the Boston and Maine are pleasantly surprised when they spot an unusual car carrying an interesting load nestled in the consist of a long manifest freight and this B&M well bottom flatcar is no exception.

3 comments:

BM1566 said...

Mike, Great to see you posting to the blog after a long dry spell. Mike Sherbak

Wayne Woodland said...

Hi Mike:
Thanks for the update. As always layout is a masterpiece. Work is still progressing on the Nottingham Sub as well as a venture into On30 modular railroading - we have a local bunch of modelers building 13 modules with a plan to first show them at the annual Truro N.S. show in mid Oct.Cheers
Wayne Woodland

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