Views from an Ops Session
The following pics were snapped during a recent operating session.
This shot was taken during a recent ops session. A crew is working the yard at the duckunder portion of the layout. The RS2 is blocking traffic in a long cut of cars and when the work is finished, the FT pair trio-ed with a Boston and Maine F2 will be hostled on to the train for its run into North Dover and beyond.
The units are now on the train and the whistle has blown. Shortly she'll be on her way. This is the view from the entrance to the room. These are the staging tracks that surround the layout.
A lower angled view at the same location. Because these were staging tracks, I originally was not going to scenic them. However, when I refurbished my crew lounge, I chose to do so as this area is what you see when you look over to the layout room from the lounge.
Here is an interesting shot taken from one of the corner access areas in the layout room. You can see the train progressing on the ouside staging track. Note how the staging surrounds the layout!
The train has exited the tunnel under the main street of town and will soon arrive the station platform in North Dover. Oops, I'll have to adjust the front coupler on the diesel locomotive! Yikes!
An aerial shot of the same location. This scene is reminiscent of a similar one located in Bellow's Falls, Vermont.
Great to have you pay a visit!
Mike Hamer, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada