Overview of the Bluffs engine facility as it stands today.
Overview of the Bluffs engine facility as it stands today.
By: Joe Atkinson
Brad Williams' November 2009 aerial view of Bluffs yard (used with permission) gives a nice overview of what I'm trying to model...minus the GEs and all the November mud.
Brad Williams' November 2009 aerial view of Bluffs yard (used with permission) gives a nice overview of what I'm trying to model...minus the GEs and all the November mud.
By: Joe Atkinson
Looking south (timetable east) at Bluffs yard. On the far right is the old main, now used as the BNSF interchange track on the west end and for intermodal storage on the east end. To the left of the old main is 1 track, 2 track (used for UP pigs), a condensed version of the ramp, 10 track (IAIS pigs), 11 and 12 tracks (manifest), the rip track, and the engine facility.
Looking south (timetable east) at Bluffs yard. On the far right is the old main, now used as the BNSF interchange track on the west end and for intermodal storage on the east end. To the left of the old main is 1 track, 2 track (used for UP pigs), a condensed version of the ramp, 10 track (IAIS pigs), 11 and 12 tracks (manifest), the rip track, and the engine facility.
By: Joe Atkinson
Prototype view of the fuel pad and fuel spill mats and collection trays, 9/11/2003.
Prototype view of the fuel pad and fuel spill mats and collection trays, 9/11/2003.
By: Joe Atkinson
New fuel pad, fuel spill collection trays and mats, support/guard posts made from old rail, grade crossings for MOW hostlers and their equipment, and buried enginehouse tracks.  The fuel pipe was heavily kitbashed from a pair of American Limited Models fuel cranes, while the fuel spill collection trays are scratchbuilt from 0.010" styrene and Scale Scenics mesh.  The fuel spill mats are garden weed cloth.

The yellow post in the foreground, and the grey one in the upper left with the fire extinguisher, are sections of code 55 rail to match the prototype's use of rail for these purposes here.

The oil spills on the two adjacent enginehouse tracks are India ink wash applied with a dropper.
New fuel pad, fuel spill collection trays and mats, support/guard posts made from old rail, grade crossings for MOW hostlers and their equipment, and buried enginehouse tracks. The fuel pipe was heavily kitbashed from a pair of American Limited Models fuel cranes, while the fuel spill collection trays are scratchbuilt from 0.010" styrene and Scale Scenics mesh. The fuel spill mats are garden weed cloth.

The yellow post in the foreground, and the grey one in the upper left with the fire extinguisher, are sections of code 55 rail to match the prototype's use of rail for these purposes here.

The oil spills on the two adjacent enginehouse tracks are India ink wash applied with a dropper.
By: Joe Atkinson
Prototype photo looking SW, 6/10/2005.  I've been modeling the IAIS for almost 12 years, but just learned a couple months ago that the east sand tower (on the left in the photo) was a repurposed 8000 gallon tank car.
Prototype photo looking SW, 6/10/2005. I've been modeling the IAIS for almost 12 years, but just learned a couple months ago that the east sand tower (on the left in the photo) was a repurposed 8000 gallon tank car.
By: Joe Atkinson
Looking south at the new east sand tower.  I used an old Silver Streak 8000 gallon tank car body given to me by Bob Gretillat with a scratchbuilt base and sanding pipe.
Looking south at the new east sand tower. I used an old Silver Streak 8000 gallon tank car body given to me by Bob Gretillat with a scratchbuilt base and sanding pipe.
By: Joe Atkinson
Prototype view looking NW, 7/31/2011.
Prototype view looking NW, 7/31/2011.
By: Joe Atkinson
Bluffs Yard and diesel facility.
Bluffs Yard and diesel facility.
By: Joe Atkinson
Prototype view looking south.
Prototype view looking south.
By: Joe Atkinson
Model view of the previous scene.
Model view of the previous scene.
By: Joe Atkinson
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