New Equipment Delivery 2-1-2017
A second CSX locomotive joined the Meridian Speedway fleet today in the form of Atlas B23-7 3100. This locomotive is factory equipped with a LokSound decoder and goes nicely with the CSX 3103 received last month. These units display different variations of early CSX paint schemes.
As I continue to scan images that I took in 1996, I am reminded of how common these schemes were in the era that I have chosen to model. CSX power of all types fit into the T&GN/NT&O operating scheme on trains 5-IRNOM, 5-NOIRM, 5-MBIRM, 5-IRMBM, 5-BHIRM, 5-IRBHM, 6-NVFSX, 6-FSNVX, 6-WXFSX and 6-FSWXX. So I am a little behind the curve on CSX motive power acquisitions. That being said, I am please to have started with these two little GE's. They are beautiful models!
A pair of the new Athearn Genesis PC&F 50' Box Cars decorated for Golden West Services completed this order. GVSR 746030 and GVSR 746053 are beautiful models and are representative of my era.
In keeping with the theme of the 4-axle CSX GE's, the below image is the last one I posted from an album of images from 1996 that I am currently scanning. CSX Gentilly yard job Y-105-26 operates combined CSX trains R-145-25 and R-101-25 westward from Gentilly Yard to deliver to the SP. Power is CSX B36-7 5908. CSX B36-7 5875, SP GP60 9726, SP B30-7 7837, and CSX B40-8 5946. For me these were the "Good-Old-Days"!