Yearly Archives: 2010

So I have been kicking around the best way to model the SP out here in 1984-86. Back when the Southern Pacific was recovering from the stupid SPSF merger failure (if only the ICC new what was going to happen in the mid 1990’s) I have looked at how the […]

new N Scale track plan….

Well, the old SP is still present here in Casa Grande…the great Borg of Unkle Pete still has yet to kill all SP. We lost our station (built in 1939, art deco style to replace one that burnt down) but a shed still is here, and considering what is standing […]

More lineside details….

Well, it appears that Cemex has now shut down it’s cement plant in Casa Grande, there have been no trucks there for quite a while, and with it’s operations off of the 587 on the Gila River Reservation near Sacaton, I doubt it will open up soon.  I went down […]


We have all seen mile markers, yard limit signs, even markers to signal horn blowing, but these are new to me.  Yesterday, I watched a pair of GP40’s deliver 2 covered hoppers to Arizona Grain. While running down the siding, the Geeps were stopping, waiting for the crossing gates to […]

Stop signs for trains….

Does ANYONE know what loco’s ran the Casa Grande local in 1984-86? Images would be great, Thanks! *edit* I have asked on the Espee Yahoo group, and it looks like the locals were typically GP35R’s, most of the photos that I located on show Tucson painted on the cab and […]

Still looking for help….