UP 2002 leads an eastbound freight on CSX at Attridge Road in Chili, NY, April 19, 2014. Photo by Elliot Courtney.
Heading back towards the city, we stopped off at Buffalo Road to do some field research at an area we will be modeling on the layout. This location is where the B&O's "Belt Line" crossed over the New York Central main line and Buffalo Road. This track is now operated by the Rochester & Southern.
Elliot poses with his model of the bridge over Buffalo Road. He used a Micro Engineering kit.
A near perfect match!
After our little trip around town, we headed to the club room to do some work. Mike Smith delivered some parts we needed. Matt worked on wiring up the helix, and did not emerge until the end of the day, forcing us to deliver his Mighty Taco Nacho Buffito® by train (it was a special "high and wide" dimensional load). Elliot and Otto worked on installing some track in Niagara Food Terminal. Otto added some real estate to the scene at CP 373, then turned his attention towards plotting the location of the remaining customer sidings in Albion. David Stavans helped clean up and also added a couple of freight cars to his steam-era fleet. Otto and Elliot installed the remaining sidings in Albion (with some help from Matt at the end). E.J. paid us a visit towards the end of the day and gave our work the official E.J. Nod of Approval®.
Next meeting is Tuesday, April 22, and next work session is Saturday, April 26. Imagine RIT Open House is Saturday, May 3!