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Re: TRAINS Mag doing 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Last N. G. Freights

February 08, 2018 07:13PM avatar
Greg Scholl Wrote:
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> . . .  Since Trains Magazine is doing this, they
> should take that huge stash from my years of ad-
> vertising money, and simply make a pure freight
> and have a second train of coaches with another
> engine, thus an escort train. Then you don't mess
> with the look of the freight with a rider gon at all.
> I know that adds probably 30% to the price, but
> it's a way to go for best results.  If the passenger
> train looks decent then some run-bys could be
> done with both trains, one after the other. How-
> ever one drawback is at that time of year the RR
> will be using 2-3 engines for regular trains.

Probably just two, Greg – late August is usually a pretty slow time, so no double-headers from Chama to Cumbres.

> Here is a suggestion.  Use 315 as the escort
> train. That frees up power for the C&TS regular
> trains. Use the stealth box, outfit cars and cab-
> oose, so that it too looks pretty good for run-bys.
> If 315 cannot pull everything up to Cumbres,
> stage them ahead of time.

Or use #463 eastbound from Chama to Antonito, and #315 westbound the second day.  IMHO that would add a LOT of interest to the trips, without compromising the histœrical integrity of the 1968 Phraud-O-Freights.     thumbs upthumbs up

> . . .  More cost, but double the fun.  Also big
> fans (to make wind, not break it) might be re-
> quired to produce the Russ Sperry shot of the
> brakeman on the box car top!!!
>
> PS. Lets also depict the FIRST eastbound of 1968
> from Chama — I shot that one on June 5th.


GREAT Ideas, Greg -

And it would put some money in the 315 coffers, too!     smileys with beer

With just seven boxcars available, only the front half of the train (westbound) or the back half of the train (eastbound) can be made to look like the August 1968 original, but the other half of either train could be made to look like any typical freight of the last year or two (NOT the 'Mad Dash', 'cause we don't got no K-28's) — or even add a few tank cars for a realistic 1964 or earlier train.

- Roosso

p.s.  You don't need any fans for the 'brakeman' shot – there was a soft, drizzling rain that afternoon, but I don't remember any wind.   OTOH, the trees have grown so much at that spot that there's no way you'd get the engines in the photo, and the brakeman only if he were two or three cars farther back . . .     sad smiley



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