Tropicana Reefer Cars – Modeling and Weathering

Modeling Tropicana reefer cars Tropicana reefer cars and the “Juice Train” I used to have a white Tropicana reefer as part of my pre-storm rolling stock. Naturally, I picked up a couple of Tropicana reefers quickly when I came back to N-scale. I figured...
Amtrak Crescent 25-June-2017

Amtrak Crescent 25-June-2017

The Amtrak Crescent at City Park I didn’t really expect to post this morning’s Crescent, but when I got out to City Park, I saw that there was a freight consist on the river-side track. That meant the Crescent would have to come down the lake-side, and...
The Amtrak Crescent plus Dover Harbor

The Amtrak Crescent plus Dover Harbor

Amtrak Crescent 24-June-2017 Amtrak Crescent Railfanning I’ve definitely found my “go-to” spot for railfanning the Amtrak Crescent. This is in New Orleans City Park, on the river side of I-610. There’s a nursery building at this location, with...
Corrugated-wall buildings #prototype

Corrugated-wall buildings #prototype

Corrugated-wall buildings are common near railroad right-of-ways Corrugated-wall buildings have great modeling potential I came across a photo from French Truck Coffee this morning. It’s a great shot of a rainbow that appeared over much of New Orleans yesterday....
Intermodal containers as restaurants?

Intermodal containers as restaurants?

Intermodal containers re-purposed. Converting industrial space We’ve seen rail cars get converted and re-purposed for generations. Passenger cars become diners. Baggage cars become kitchen space for restaurants. Rail cars were logical candidates for...