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  1. Yard Lead Switching

    Yard Lead Switching

    0-6-0 #135 works a long string of boxcars on the yard lead at Hopewell Junction on an August day in 1925.
  2. Old Overland Baggage and Coach

    Old Overland Baggage and Coach

    These two Pocher Overland cars were given to me at least 25 years ago by my FIL. After sitting on the shelf for the last 22 years, I recently got them out repainted them, put new trucks and Kadee Couplers on them and decaled them for the Seneca Lake, Ontario, and Western RR. They were...
  3. Cooley's Blue Ice

    Cooley's Blue Ice

    In August of 1925, Cooley's Blue Ice is still serving the Hopewell Junction area after almost 40 years in business. Little does Mr. Cooley know that Electric Refrigeration and the coming depression will soon spell the end of an era..... Ice House is scratchbuilt from scale lumber sawed on a...
  4. #135 at the end of the Yard Lead

    #135 at the end of the Yard Lead

    Seneca Lake, Ontario, and Western USRA 0-6-0, # 135 struggles with a long line of reefers on the yard lead at Hopewell Junction. She had to foul the switch at the main to be able to clear track #6 where the first drop will be made.
  5. Saturday in the Park

    Saturday in the Park

    A lazy hot Saturday afternoon in the Park at Hopewell Junction in mid August. The band has started with a Sousa March and the crowd has settled in for the afternoon concert. The only sign of work is the SLO&W Decapod shifting a line of boxcars over the hill to the interchange at...
  6. Seneca Lake, Ontario, and western Boxcar #172

    Seneca Lake, Ontario, and western Boxcar #172

    S.L.O.&W. Boxcar #172 sits waiting to receive a load of Field Tiles from Thompson Tiles. It'll get done just as soon as Junior and the crew get done with morning coffee.
  7. Summer Night in Hopewell Junction

    Summer Night in Hopewell Junction

    On a Summer's night, under a moonlit sky, the people of the village have gathered to hear the Papec Band perform in the park. Rumor has it that famous Opera Singer Raymundo Howard may make a surprise visit and sing a song with the band as he was seen back home visiting his parents earlier in...
  8. Midnight!  Christmas Eve in Hopewell Junction

    Midnight! Christmas Eve in Hopewell Junction

    Twas the night before Christmas. Merry Christmas to all, And to all a Good Night!
  9. Morning Freight

    Morning Freight

    The morning freight rolls by the roundhouse at Hopewell Junction.
  10. Conquering the Hill

    Conquering the Hill

    The S.L.O.&W.'s largest engine, USRA 2-6-6-2 Mallet #326, pulls a long consist of boxcars up a 2% grade under a full head of steam.





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