We were wandering around Port Edwards, Wisconsin, seeing garage sales.
The chemical plant by Port still has their big red Trackmobile.
|Here's a view of this complex that would make an interesting industry to model. You could do it in 8 x 8 feet in HO scale, but you might want to reduce something. There's tons of cars, but the tracks are fairly short. You could save some space by painting some buildings on a backdrop.|
|This is where many 'red - pink' POTX potash hoppers go, and the trackmobile is big enough to move a half dozen of them.|
Anyway, its time to travel 3 miles south.
The surprise of the day is a trackmobile switching the Nekoosa paper mill,
which is news to me.
Usually large switchers do the work.
A few days later John A. replied on wisrail Yahoo group message 46279 :
Cando Contracting took over switching at the mill on July 1st and the two switchers have been sidelined since.
Cando switches the Domtar mill in Rothschild now too.
The two gons are for extra brakes.
(Thank you, John, I never thought of that with such level country here.)
Front and Rear are marked by the letters . . . F . . and . . R
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