|CPR S-2 7097 crosses the newly installed bridge en route to White River Jct ... photos by Don Janes|
A New CPR S-2 For The Green Mountain Division...by Don Janes The Canadian Pacific Ry. had a strong presence through New England and Vermont in particular during my era the 1950s. Sinc I model New England and have a few CPR locomotives already I decided to add a CP S-2 to my roster. To help complete dieselization on the Wells River line the CPR ordered three Alco S-2 switchers from ALCO in Schenectady, NY. Purchased in Aug. 1949, these were the last three S-2 units built for CP and the only Alco S-2's owned by CP to be assigned to the USA. They were numbered 7096, 7097 and 7098.
|This is a photo of the unit as it looked when I purchased it...Bachmann ad photo|
Once all the handrails and stanchions were done I washed the model in warm soapy water to clean any grease and oil of the shell prior to painting.
|This is the stripped shell with the brass handrails and stanchions soldered together and set in place.|