Nov 29, 2013

Windsor Locks Station

A local passenger just arrived. For some reason the train pulled in on the wrong track. Northbound trains usually stop on track 2 and passengers have to cross over track 1 and access the train via the narrow wooden platform between the tracks. (Of course nearby southbound traffic gets stopped during such a station stop.)

I wonder what these two are talking about? 

All aboard! Next stop is Thompsonville.

Nov 28, 2013


More rolling stock for the upcoming version 1.0: a heavyweight coach. Still work in progress, but almost done.

Nov 16, 2013

You say potato?

I say newsprint!

Here's a quick preview of one more freight car that will be part of the upcoming version 1.0 of the VNHRR Springfield route: the iconic State of Maine potato reefer. Those cars were also used to haul clean cargo, typically newsprint, instead of standing around unused waiting for the next harvest season.