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  1. eTraxx

    Source for scale Coal

    I dropped by my hobby shop today and picked up a bag of Woodland Scenics 'Mine Run Coal'. The bag is described as "9 cu. in. (147.5 cu.cm.)" and cost me $3.99 On the way back home I stopped at Michaels and found a bag of "Coarse Black Sand". This was a 2lb bag and cost me $3.00 Hard to...
  2. Coal loadout

    Coal loadout

    Scratchbuilt working coal loadout. See April 2010 RMC for more info.
  3. The new loadout

    The new loadout

    A BN train sets up to begin loading coal at the loadout down the road from here. See April 2010 RMC for more detail.
  4. S

    Coal powerplant help

    How does BNSF unload their coal? are they like Norfolk Southern and dump them upside down. Pictures would be helpful. I'm modeling a coal powerplant and need to model an unloading area. Please help. Since I'm modeling it pictures would be best or even video. I tried searching online but nothing...
  5. Iron Belt #236 leads a northbound coal drag

    Iron Belt #236 leads a northbound coal drag

    A pair of SD38-2 locos, still wearing the colors of the fallen-flag Iron Belt regional line, pull a string of coal hoppers northbound through the town of Parma, Ohio, on CSX's Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling [CL&W] Subdivision. Their cargo is destined for the coke ovens of the Erie Steel...
  6. BNSF #3205

    BNSF #3205

    This is a BNSF gp-50 #3205. It is the 3rd loco. of a 3 engine train, the engines in front are Santa Fe #6380 and Santa Fe #39. This engines next job will be a 4 car local to the local coal mine. It will take the 4 coal cars off the train to the coal mine to be filled with the coal.
  7. Coke quenching in action

    Coke quenching in action

    A huge cloud of steam rises skyward as thousands of gallons of water rains down upon freshly-baked, 2000-F coke. The Iron Belt Railway (now a subdivision of CSX) transports the raw coal from mines in West Virginia to this Lake Erie steel mill; ore and limestone, the other two key ingredients in...
  8. loadout at Myra

    loadout at Myra

    The chute is moved over and the loadout at Myra prepares to begin loading another coal train.
  9. loadout

    loadout

    Rare power at the loadout. Note the relationship between the movable chute and the top of the car to prevent spillage.
  10. Leaning into the curve

    Leaning into the curve

    BN 9615 leans into the curve approaching the Asarco Tunnel along the Tacoma Waterfront. Trainfest 2006 at the Washington State History Museum.
  11. BN 9615 Eastbound

    BN 9615 Eastbound

    Crossing eastbound on the Stampede Line High bridge.
  12. Crossing the high bridge

    Crossing the high bridge

    BN Coal Train crossing the high bridge on the stampede line. Trainfest 2006 at the Washington State History Museum.
  13. Westbound at Stampede, WA

    Westbound at Stampede, WA

    BN 7914 heads up a Westbound Coal Train through the snow shed at Stampede, WA. Trainfest 2006 at the Washington State History Museum.
  14. Winding into Lester, WA

    Winding into Lester, WA

    BN Coal Train with Oakway on the point. Taken during Trainfest 2006 at the Washington State History Museum.
  15. BN Coal Train

    BN Coal Train

    BN Coal train from the Allen Subdivision ran during trainfest 2006 at the Washington State History Museum.
  16. Weathered Bowser Chessie/CSX Patched 3 Bay Coal Hopper

    Weathered Bowser Chessie/CSX Patched 3 Bay Coal Hopper

    This is another oldie, but goodie. I "re-patched" this one, as Bowser had lettered it for CSXT, but did not leave a "patch". I have not sold this one.
  17. Weathered Walthers CSX 4 Bay Coal Hopper

    Weathered Walthers CSX 4 Bay Coal Hopper

    This one was an earlier project, but I still like it. I kept this one for my self.



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