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Interesting to see models of SOO ex-Milwaukee Road Bandits

 

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I came across an ex Milwaukee "Bandit" GP38-2 but did not realise what it was while visiting relative in North Dakota in 2004.

While most of the through trains were hauled by relatively new GE power in the CP Beaver scheme, way freights were worked by locos in CP Pacman & SOO line branding.

 

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6 hours ago, Mayner said:

Interesting to see models of SOO ex-Milwaukee Road Bandits

 

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I came across an ex Milwaukee "Bandit" GP38-2 but did not realise what it was while visiting relative in North Dakota in 2004.

While most of the through trains were hauled by relatively new GE power in the CP Beaver scheme, way freights were worked by locos in CP Pacman & SOO line branding.

 

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Fantastic photos especially the GP and SD40-2 one. 
Just wondering would you mind if I printed it off for my layout room?

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48 minutes ago, Rob said:

Looks very impressive!  I know nothing about US stock but it looks great.    👍👍👍

I’m no Canadian railroad expert but got hooked on the models after a visit to Canada in 1996. The railroads were impressive and the models light years ahead of anything available for the British market at the time. 
 

Now of course we are spoiled with all the great Irish stuff available but the CP Rail bug is still alive so I have a little 8 foot by 18 inch shelf layout to show off the motive power. 

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On 5/9/2021 at 2:17 AM, Mayner said:

The 'big sky" backdrop, neat ballasting and and switch stand really sets the scene as a Class 1 Railroad in the grain belt. 

Is the layout set North or South or the 49th Parallel?

North of the 49. Thanks for the positive feedback. 

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On 5/9/2021 at 2:17 AM, Mayner said:

The 'big sky" backdrop, neat ballasting and and switch stand really sets the scene as a Class 1 Railroad in the grain belt. 

Is the layout set North or South or the 49th Parallel?

North of the 49. Thanks for the positive feedback. 

Big Blue is supplying the power today with this GE brute!

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