Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 16th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Throwback Thursday - From the Erie Shores
Lake Erie Steel SW900 #458 is sitting at the top end of the CN London yard on January 20, 2001.
By Peter Mumby.
short post is designed to complement the offering of September 30, 2020
in which a "Stelco Relic" is described. The #458 portrayed in today's
photo is actually a sister unit to the Stelco locomotive, since Lake
Erie Steel is the name of the division of Stelco which is situated at
Nanticoke. This SW900, originally constructed as CN 8547, was a GMD
product of January, 1954. It later appeared as CN 7212, then CANAC
7212. In addition to the fresh paintwork, the potential modeller should
check out a few interesting details, such as the handrails, the end
number board, and the cab side window.