Sunday, December 13, 2009

Motive Power Arives on the Dixie Central

She is a bit shiny here, new out of the Bachmann box. But rest assured she won't look this pretty for long. #1004, at the end of her life in 1945 has be relegated to the cotton patch to serve out her days. She sports 52" drivers and is probably a Class E locomotive, but I don't know for sure.

Here on the bridge over Lake Blackshear she makes her way to Martinez, GA to be repaired and put into service hauling textile products on the Dixie Central subdivision. She'll be the lines sole work horse, so the crew will have to keep what's left of her in tip top shape.

The sound unit in this loco is fantastic. Perfect for such a small layout. The engine is small and very heavy. While it was a bit finiky when we put her on the track, she was broken in within the hour. She appears delicate and nimble.

Excellent! Just what we needed to haul the cotton! Thanks to Steve Berkheimer for the pictures and for the use of his layout, The HOG!

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