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Gardendale Railroad
« on: April 23, 2019, 10:18:52 PM »
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It’s not often you can get all the trackage for a shortline railroad in one close overhead shot. If you like covered hopper cars, this is a prototype railroad you can model.

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Re: Gardendale Railroad
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 10:38:12 PM »
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That’s a lot of covered hoppers!!
The question is Carl,,,do you have that many covered hoppers? .lol :D

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Re: Gardendale Railroad
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 11:12:45 PM »
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They do frac sand, and I think in the past they also ran pipe through there. I think their power is 1 or 2 SD40-2's and an SDP40.

So if you like 6 axle power, and tons of 2 bay ACF or Trinity hoppers, this line is for you!

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Re: Gardendale Railroad
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 11:33:40 PM »
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That’s a lot of covered hoppers!!
The question is Carl,,,do you have that many covered hoppers? .lol :D

Laters, Wyatt

Well if Carl doesn't have enough, I'm betting you would have enough extras....:trollface:

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Re: Gardendale Railroad
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 11:54:45 PM »
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Any way to get a scale reference on that picture ?
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Re: Gardendale Railroad
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 12:04:38 AM »
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Any way to get a scale deference on that picture ?
Just go to google earth. It’s located southwest of San Antonio, Texas on I-35.

If you want a little more variety, here’s an oil tanker, open hopper, closed hopper & pipe load facility just west of Honda, Texas. Plus it’s even got an oval track for continuous run at a train show.  :D

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Re: Gardendale Railroad
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 12:15:12 AM »
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Plus it’s even got an oval track for continuous run at a train show.  :D


And you can build it it scale in 10x30 feet :D

Ed