Nelsonville

Nelsonville
NW-17 rolls into Nelsoville off the Wilson Bridge branch.

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Gift from the Suffolk Northern Railway

The CWE recently received a gift from the Suffolk Northern Railway. The SNR is the creation of Keith VandeStadt and you can see a post on the railroad here: http://cwerailroad.blogspot.com/2015/05/op-session-on-suffolk-northern.html. Keith models the mid-1950's but thought it might be neat to create a more modern paint scheme. So he played around with a number of different shapes and heralds and eventually arrived at the scheme in the photo below.



























Keith painted and lettered the car and gave it to me a month or so ago. After the addition of a few details, the car was weathered to reflect how it would appear in 1976. These cars were acquired by the SNR in 1968 so they have gathered a bit of road grime over the ensuing years.



























In the photo below, SNR 29307 is in Hollister Yard at North Pierce on a cut of cars bound for Bog Chimney. It will head out during the next operating session on the Big Chimney Roustabout.




























It's a great looking car, and it's neat to have some rolling stock from the SNR on the railroad. Thanks again, Keith, for the gift.



2 comments:

  1. Great looking car! CWE has connections.

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  2. Tom

    Always great to acquire a car from a "related" line particularly when it is well executed, as this one clearly is

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