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Earlier today the first trains of revenue service hit the rails on the newly expanded Lone Peak & Western Railroad.

Crewed by Engineer H.R. Simmons, Fireman Rudy Jones and Brakeman Jimmy Johnson a short consist of coal hoppers was picked up in Johnston City Illinois then delivered to the Peabody open pit mine near Harrisburg Illinois for loading. The hoppers were then moved to mainline traffic for delivery to the Port of New Orleans.

ICG #2269 picks up it's consist of hoppers near Johnston City.


ICG train JHN (Johnson City-Harrisburg-New Orleans) departs for Harrisburg.


Arriving at the Harrisburg, Peabody Loader.


ICG train JHN departing the Tunnel Hill tunnel on the mainline, southbound for New Orleans.


It's so nice to be DONE!!!!
Well, done with the basic setup anyway, I know the work is just begining with regards to structures and detailing. Nonetheless, I'm having great fun running trains now on a operational BIG layout.

Oh yeah.. Lunch on me for anyone who can find the musical reference in the above storyline... (Lownote.. ;)" )
 

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Posted By Dave F on 08/13/2008 6:43 PM

Earlier today the first trains of revenue service hit the rails on the newly expanded Lone Peak & Western Railroad. . . .  

 It's so nice to be DONE!!!! Well, done with the basic setup anyway, I know the work is just begining with regards to structures and detailing. Nonetheless, I'm having great fun running trains now on a operational BIG layout. Oh yeah..


I know just what you mean.
 

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RE: Revenue Service begins on StLouis division of the LP&W.

Nice pics and a nce story , and the IC is a PLUS .

The IC used steam locomotives on the Evansville IN branch till 1962 :)
 

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RE: Revenue Service begins on StLouis division of the LP&W.

Thanks Dennis. I have personal history with the IC/ICG, so it's a no brainer for me. Gotta have some late 60's mid 70's "Main Line of Mid America" in my backyard.
 

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RE: Revenue Service begins on StLouis division of the LP&W.

Looking gooood! Nice S.O.B. layout :) You should be able to get lots of good photos in the coming years with the raised benchwork. Are you going to add any plants/trees?
 

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RE: Revenue Service begins on StLouis division of the LP&W.

Oh my yes, I have all sorts of plans for plantings and buildings.. All in due time.
 

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RE: Revenue Service begins on StLouis division of the LP&W.

Way to go!
 

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RE: Revenue Service begins on StLouis division of the LP&W.

So are you going to have one of the caboose made from a outside braced boxcar , homebuilts ?
And a Black diesel with the green IC diamond and white bottom stripe and high stripe ?
 

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RE: Revenue Service begins on StLouis division of the LP&W.

You betcha Dennis.. Planning on a few GP-7's and 9's in the "Proper Black" livery.

Also.. The Panama Limited in the Tuscan Brown- Orange w/ yellow pinstripe.

 

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RE: Revenue Service begins on StLouis division of the LP&W.

Hey, a big thanks to the Utah Garden Railway Society. I hosted our monthly meeting this morning and we really put the LP&W through her paces. One or two minor hicc-ups but all in all it ran very well.

Specific thanks to Shad, Manfred, Bryan and Derrill.

Y'All come back now, Ya-hear..



Huge Coal Train today as well..
 

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RE: Revenue Service begins on StLouis division of the LP&W.

IC, my favorite road name!!!!!!!!!
 

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RE: Revenue Service begins on StLouis division of the LP&W.

Ressurecting an older thread here to answer a challenge....

Recall I posted this

"ICG train JHN departing the Tunnel Hill tunnel on the mainline, southbound for New Orleans.

Oh yeah.. Lunch on me for anyone who can find the musical reference in the above storyline... (Lownote.. " ) "


You may also remember that ICG train JHN was a string of coal hoppers.....

It was..

Ahem..

Wait for it...

JoHN Coal Train......

Get it...









OK, I'll shut up now....
 
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