A Mini Milestone – The First Train on the Liberty Village Line

So a mini-milestone on the path to constructing a layout.  To celebrate putting on the final pieces of the foam layer on the benchwork, I set up a couple of pieces of track, and got out a locomotive and cars so I could run a first train on the layout.

IMG_6301IMG_6292It’s not fancy, but it is exactly the maximum length of train that can be run on the layout and fit in staging, a short switching locomotive, 3x 40′ freight cars and a caboose!!

Video below of a quick run back and forth, any sound cut outs from the locomotive are the quality of my gator clipped power connection for temporary testing and not the locomotive itself!

Tuesday Train #124

IMGP0497RawConv.jpgOntario Vintage Diesels.  The Ontario Southland Railway based out of Salford Ontario serves a variety of industries in Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and St Thomas, and in the small agricultural communities in between.  I recently had the chance to spend a day chasing, and got the recently repainted Ex-CN, Ex-VIA, General Motors FP9A Locomotive 6508, built in November 1954 and still working hard.  The second unit is an Ex-CPR General Motors GP9, built in May 1957.   The train is westbound from Ingersoll with five tank cars bound for industries in St Thomas.