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, like blue Domtar 1001, an EMD NW2.
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.
A Cando trackmobile also 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.)
And here's a link to YouTube on November 30, 2018, when the Domtar 1001 was gone from Nekoosa and being delivered to its new home,
Domtar locomotive 1001 to MidContinent museum November 30, 2018
courtesy of Jeffrey L. with some very interesting photography from a quad copter in some difficult weather.
Front and Rear are marked by the letters . . . F . . and . . R
This page was wrote in July, 2017, and the YouTube link was added in 2018 about the Domtar 1001 ending up at Midcontinent.