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Date: 01/07/20 15:56
A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: funnelfan

Ran train #102 at River City Modelers in Spokane during Sunday's operating session. It's a Quincy to Easton freight with some work enroute (Sumpter, Jefferson, Cedar Springs and Hastings). Train covers the whole line during the shift, although the most work is at Jefferson where things were tied up in a jackpot when three trains converged on the yard to do work. I employed my recently acquired Walthers Proto SD9E with a older SD9E I kitbashed and painted from a Life Like Proto2000 SD9. The Walthers unit has sound, but I still need to tweak the decoder more so it runs between with my other non-sound units. I bought another of the non sound SD9E's, but it's torn apart on my workbench getting modified to it's 1990's look.

1. Getting ready to depart the yard at Quincy
2. Passing through the industrial part of Weston

3. Out of the city and into the farmland passing a orchard.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 01/07/20 16:00
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: funnelfan

4. passing through the rolling meadows east of Weston.
5. Now into the wheat belt at Plaza.
6. Climbing into the Cascades past a log loading spur.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 01/07/20 16:04
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: funnelfan

7. Waiting at the summit for a meet high in the Cascades.
8. Train #501 comes out of the summit tunnel with a pair of NP Geeps.
9. Quickly descending out of the snow belt.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 01/07/20 16:08
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: funnelfan

10. Continuing the descent out of the Cascades at Tamarack
11. Train passing under the logging railroad branch at Tamarack
12. Pulling into Sumpter to drop a few cars.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 01/07/20 16:14
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: funnelfan

13. Making a cut behind 3 cars to place in the yard next to Sumpter. Whiskey Barrel factory is loading a all-door car to ship to a distillery.
14. Beyond Sumpter is the steepest most rugged part of the descent out of the Cascades.
15. Crossing the Whiskey Creek Trestle.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 01/07/20 16:18
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: funnelfan

16. Pulling into the yard at Jefferson to do some switching.
17. Things turned into a jackpot when 3 trains converged at Jefferson to do work at the same time. Took some see-sawing to get everyone in position.
18. Finally going about my work in the yard.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 01/07/20 16:22
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: funnelfan

19. Out of Jefferson and heading down the mainline passing the sawmill at Lone Pine.
20. Departing Cedar Springs after dropping a few cars and burying some hazmat 5 cars deep again.
21. Passing the golf course.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 01/07/20 16:26
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: funnelfan

22. Had a hot load of Propane for the dealer in Hastings, but will need to set over the blue tank to spot it. But first having to wait on a signal to do the work!
23. Passing the developing commerical district in River City.
24. Dropped the train at Easton yard and heading back with the caboose to the tie-up spot.

The End!

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 01/07/20 19:27
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: atsf121

Great stuff, still feels like yesterday when I would see those on the way home from high school. Long live the SP!

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Date: 01/07/20 19:33
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: TCnR

Good fun.
t4p.



Date: 01/07/20 19:39
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: lynnpowell

Beautiful photos Ted.  What camera did you use for these photos?  Was the train stationary for all of your photos?



Date: 01/07/20 21:17
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: 3rdswitch

Great bunch.
JB



Date: 01/07/20 22:34
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: funnelfan

lynnpowell Wrote:
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> Beautiful photos Ted.  What camera did you use
> for these photos?  Was the train stationary for
> all of your photos?

Samsung Galaxy S8. And yes I paused the train for the shots, but the shots were handheld.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 01/08/20 08:03
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: RRTom

Nice to see model RR operations covered, thanks for posting.



Date: 01/09/20 10:47
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: ATSF3751

Nice ;photos and layout. Thanks for sharing. LOL, I though the photos would be of an HO scale eastbount City or San Francisco led by steam generator equipped SD9's. Train 102



Date: 01/09/20 12:51
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: Cumberland

Great photos!

You especially did a good job doing the backgroud murals. In some of the photos, I had a hard time figuring out where the 3-D to 2-D vanish points were!

Matthew



Date: 01/09/20 15:08
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: inyosub

Really enjoyed all the Photos.  Especially the snow area. cadillacs rock!



Date: 01/09/20 16:05
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: funnelfan

Cumberland Wrote:
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> Great photos!
>
> You especially did a good job doing the backgroud
> murals. In some of the photos, I had a hard time
> figuring out where the 3-D to 2-D vanish points
> were!
>
> Matthew

Credit for the backdrops goes to Bill Vogue who does a excellent job blending the backdrop scenery into the real scenery.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 01/13/20 12:44
Re: A Couple of Cadillacs on Train #102
Author: ns1000

Great layout...



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