Black Diamond Express

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    It is time for what the anthracite roads do best: Haul the black diamonds!

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    P2K Lehigh & New England FA1

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    Atlas/ARHS Lehigh & New England 2 bay offset hopper

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    Atlas/ARHS Lehigh & New England 2 bay offset hopper
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    Atlas/ARHS Jersey Central 2 bay offset hopper

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    Atlas B&O 2 bay offset hopper

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    Atlas/ARHS Jersey Central 2 bay offset hopper

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    Atlas/ARHS Reading 2 bay offset hopper
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    Atlas Lehigh & New England 2 bay offset hopper

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    K&D/Athearn Lehigh & New England 2 bay offset hopper

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    Bev-Bel/Athearn Unlettered 2-bay offset hopper custom dry transfers for New York Central

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    Athearn Southern C/S 2-bay hopper
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    Athearn Central RR of Pennsylvania custom painted and dry transfers 2-bay offset hopper

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    Athearn New Haven custom painted and dry transfers 4-bay offset hopper

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    Athearn Virginian rib-sided two bay hopper

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    Atlas Reading 2-bay offset hopper
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    Atlas Lehigh & New England 2-bay offset hopper

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    Atlas Lehigh & New England 2-bay offset hopper

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    Athearn Lehigh Valley 4-bay offset hopper

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    Athearn Lehigh & New England custom painted and dry transfers 2-bay offset hopper
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    Athearn Central RR of Pennsylvania custom painted and dry transfers 2-bay offset hopper

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    Atlas Jersey Central 2-bay offset hopper

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    Atlas Reading 2-bay offset hopper

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    Atlas Jersey Central 2-bay offset hopper
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    NICE ROLL-BY TOM!:thumb::thumb::thumb: GREAT weathering:winki: , and i liked how all your coal loads didn't look the same:thumb: , WELL DONE!:thumb: :mrgreen: .
    :deano: -Deano
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    OUTSTOUNDING roll-by Tom!!!!!! :thumb: :thumb:

    I love the weathering, it looks amazing and everycar was different :mrgreen: :mrgreen: and the trucks look awesome, I love the rusty wheels.

    And as Deano said, the coal loads look sweet to :thumb: :thumb:
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    Nice run-past, Tom, :thumb: and a nice train length, too! I was going to do a hopper train a couple of weeks ago, but mine would've been pretty boring, with most of the hoppers lettered for the same road. :wink: I wanted to see how many loaded hoppers ("live" loads) my U-boats would pull up the 2.5% grade over the Speed River, but I ran out of "coal" just before I ran out of empty hoppers. :rolleyes: It took two units to move the 41 cars (and 2 cabooses) up the hill. Train weight, excluding locos, was 21 pounds. :D :D

    Wayne
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    :eek: :eek: sign1

    Thats a heavy/LONG train!!
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    Yeah, and probably compounded by the fact that most of the cars were older Athearns, with their original wheels and trucks. I don't imagine that the curves helped too much, either. :rolleyes: :mrgreen:

    Wayne
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    I always like how your rollbys make trains look so long. I also like the diversity in northeastern rolling stock you depict - how even the cars of the same roadname and type vary.