Trains Running On The Layout

Here are pictures and videos. More to come as I go along. Click on the pics for a larger view.


Videos from my layout and friend’s in the area.

After a month of effort I got the layout cleaned up.

A look at the mainline over the front pilot.

#37 doing a few laps to clear the tracks and blow out the spider webs. This train will be making the trip to Nashville Illinois for the June operating session on the Bluestone Southern RR.


Videos from my layout and friend’s in the area.

Engine # 51 pulling oil tank cars on the Cibola main. Twelve cars and the caboose. It can probably pull about twenty. I will give that a try later this fall. I need to do some maintenance on my track to prevent derailments before I add any more cars.

Engine # 51 running on the Cibola.

Engine #34 running on the Chili Line

A triple-head lash up running on the Chili Line.

Newly finished engines 37 and 51 join the ranks this year. Here are pics from the first spring session in early June. These were taken the same day as the video above.





A few shots from June. Look at that greenery. We are having one of the wettest summers in ten years.

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Number 34 drags assorted freight in three different consists.




Here is the Consolidation again this time pulling oil cans around.

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The mudhen #50 moving the varnish. The low trestle and two views of Roy’s cut. The high trestle in the last picture is now gone. Replaced by the quadrangular bridges. It’s parts will be utilized in the construction of “Ohmygawd” trestle later this summer.

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Number 5 trades empties for loads at the Carly-Jene #3 mine before snaking its way around the mountain to the stamp mill.

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